Sherry Becker, administrator at North Iowa Vocational Center Services, and Beth Petersen, special education instructor at Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock Community Schools have been selected as recipients of Arc of Iowa Awards for 2010.
Becker will receive the Administrator of the Year Award, and Petersen, the Educator of the Year award for the state. The awards will be presented at the 57th annual Conference of the Arc of Iowa, May 13-14, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Falls.
As administrator, Becker supervises a staff of 42 people that teach, train and then find and provide meaningful employment for over 340 clients a year, with disabilities and employment barriers in North Iowa.
Petersen is described as an outstanding teacher who brings real world experiences to her classroom, and is a tireless advocate for her students’ success in school and in life.