Three area educators awarded for Educational Excellence

The Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has recognized three area educators with Educational Excellence Awards.

This award is for teachers who have gone “above and beyond” to promote the education of our youth and our community.

Kayla Irwin, Hoover Middle School, was recognized for her work with Leader in Me, Student-Led Conferences and Student Mock Interviews with community members. Jeremy Prouty, Holmes Junior High, was recognized for his work with students and their design and construction of Neighborhood Libraries. He began this project while at Hoover Middle School and continued this work at Holmes. Jeremy Swanson, Hansen Elementary, was recognized for his work with students in the construction of Neighborhood Libraries and collection of books for those libraries. This project began while he was at Lincoln Elementary in Waterloo and has continued at Hansen.

The three recipients had one thing in common; they were all teaching and applying the district curriculum during these projects in order to provide their students with real-life skills and experiences-tools to becoming productive citizens.