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

She totally embraces the phrase “Life is a Team Sport” and promotes teamwork, sharing, and caring while playing and participating in gym class.

— Colleague

He teaches me important writing skills that I don’t only use in class, but also in my daily life. He is always energetic and friendly. Everyone I know can agree he is an all around nice guy. He is a teacher that has empowered me as a writer, but more importantly empowered me as a human being.

— Student

Even when everyone tries as hard as they can, she somehow makes it so we try harder. She makes us laugh when we are down, and just about any other thing you could imagine for a perfect teacher.

— Student