The Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching has been awarded to 10 area educators. The following teachers were chosen out of more than 1700 nominations:
- Laura Angove, talented and gifted and art, Hudson Community School
- June Bahnsen, Spanish, Waterloo East High School
- Shelly Bromwich, preschool, Malcolm Price Lab School, Cedar Falls
- Cheri Grell, social studies, Hoover Middle School, Waterloo
- Kay Konrardy, health/physical education, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Waterloo
- Carmen Nimmo, English, Bunger Middle School, Waterloo
- Shelley Schlatter, kindergarten, Southdale Elementary School, Cedar Falls
- Mike Schmidt, mathematics, Union Middle School, Dysart
- Kenton Swartley, physics, Cedar Falls High School
- Kim Vandendreissche, kindergarten, St. Patrick Catholic School, Cedar Falls.
This teacher recognition program is for educators in Black Hawk County and honors it’s recipients with an awards ceremony and a $1000 prize. More than 350 teachers have been recognized for their excellence in teaching since the program was founded in 1989.
Congratulations to each of these outstanding and inspiring teachers!