Kirstey Ewald, AEA 267 Consultant for School Improvement has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE). This is the highest honor given by the Iowa Council, which is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Prior to joining AEA 267 in August of this year, Kirstey taught high school English for twenty years. She has served in various leadership roles and is currently the conference chair for the ICTE and an advisory board member/facilitator for the Iowa Writing Project.
The ICTE’s Distinguished Service Award is given to an instructional leader whose service to English Language Arts has contributed significantly, with local, regional, state or national impact in his or her own school district, area education agency, college, or other institution.
Kirstey was chosen for this award due to her vision for the ICTE, which has helped make the organization a place of connection for all teachers. Her colleagues voice their admiration, saying that it is Kirstey’s passion that allows others to reflect on their own thinking and practices, while experiencing true professional growth.
Please join us in congratulating Kirstey on being honored with this prestigious award!