The Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching recognizes exceptional teachers in Black Hawk County, Iowa.

It is a program of the R.J. McElroy Trust.

What People are Saying

Her enthusiasm for being in the classroom is contagious, rubbing off immediately on the kids and parents alike. So far in this first year we’ve seen evidence of her adjusting to the child’s individual needs, helping instill life-long good habits and encouraging each child’s learning.

— Parent

My son absolutely loves schools and looks up to her like she’s his hero. I wish that all kids would have the privilege & honor to have her as their teacher.

— Parent

She taught me things that I didn’t know. I like her rules. She is very caring & good & nice to me. She’s very helpful. She’s got a good heart & loves me. She is truly deserving to be a Gold Star!

— Student