Jean Condon, a Business and Office Technology Instructor at North Platte Community College, was recently honored for excellence.
Condon was named the Outstanding Business Education Teacher by the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska.
Condon has taught at the college for more than 20 years. During that time she has developed a reputation among students and faculty for teaching excellence.
In addition to her work as an instructor, Condon serves as chairwoman of the business and technology division. She reviews, budgets and develops programs, schedules courses and assessment for the departments of Business, Business Technology, Information Technology and Graphic Design.
Her reputation for excellence has come through teaching strategies in the classroom including well-organized lectures, offering work sessions outside of class time, seeking student input regarding learning of the subject matter, utilizing critical thinking activities, team activities, and active learning techniques.
She teaches courses through a variety of modes such as on-campus, distance learning through interactive television, and online.
“It is an honor to be recognized as the Nebraska Career and Technical Business Educator,” Condon said. “A long time ago I heard from a very successful CEO that the secret of his success was ‘surrounding himself with good people.’ I’m very fortunate to work with great people at Mid-Plains Community College. It has been a great place to teach and develop as an educator and leader.”
Condon has a genuine passion for her education and career opportunities for students, which leads to a qualified workforce for the area. She advocates bringing the workplace into the classroom with practical experiences, internships, and developing new courses to assist businesses.
Condon has been a member of the Nebraska State Business Education Association (NSBEA) for 22 years. She is also a member of the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association, the National Business Education Association, and several other national and state organizations.
She became a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education and the ACTEN seven years ago. She represented NSBEA as an ex-officio member on the ACTEN Board.
Condon is also a member of Delta Pi Epsilon and has served as state chapter treasurer, state chapter secretary, president-elect, president, past-president. She is a professional member of Phi Beta Lambda and served 13 years as co-advisor to the NPCC Phi Beta Lambda Chapter.