2020 Carmen and Tony Messineo Community Involvement Award Winner: Dr. Stephen Joel

As the superintendent for Lincoln Public Schools, Dr. Joel is perhaps the strongest voice of youth advocacy in our community. This award is one that he adds to a wide variety of awards and distinctions including: Nebraska Superintendent of the Year and Leadership Excellence by the Educational Resource Development Institute. Dr. Joel also has been active in many community clubs and coalitions, and serves on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Community Foundation, The Career Academy, and United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Dr. Joel has been one of TeamMates’ strongest champions through his administration in Lincoln and previously in Grand Island. Through his leadership, LPS participation in the program has grown immensely. In his time with LPS he has personally mentored four young men and has encouraged his entire executive team to mentor, too.

Lincoln TeamMates is grateful for Dr. Joel’s dedication to the program and the youth of our community.