Lawrence Schools Foundation Board of Trustees President Martin Moore and Superintendent Rick Doll surprised Ryan McAdoo, Hillcrest Elementary kindergarten teacher, with a check for $10,000 during an all-school assembly at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, the next-to-the-last day of classes for elementary students in Lawrence. The $10,000 Bobs Award is a teaching honor created through the Foundation by a group of civic leaders who share the same first name, Bob. The benefactors choose to remain anonymous to focus attention on the outstanding educators selected annually to receive the award. The Foundation’s Bobs Award honors a teacher who “exemplifies extraordinary instruction skills; reflects commitment to quality education and dedication to teaching; focuses on individual student achievement; administers to the whole child, guiding each student to achieve his full potential; and is deemed to be proficient, caring, adaptable, and professional.” The Lawrence Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that raises money to enrich the education of the students in the Lawrence Public Schools. The Foundation seeks to promote and enhance effective early childhood education, innovative teaching and learning opportunities, recognition of outstanding educators and encouragement of student achievement.