About

awardThe Gold Star Award

Way back in 1989, the R.J. McElroy Trust and KWWL-TV had an idea for an award that would recognize and honor local teachers for the true stars that they are. And the Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching was born.

gold_star-19 (683x1024)The Ceremony

The event will honor the 10 Gold Star Award recipients, past Gold Star recipients and ALL teachers in Black Hawk County.

The McElroy Trust

The R.J. McElroy Trust has funded a broad range of educational programs throughout northeast Iowa. Learn more about the Trust that makes the Gold Star Award possible.

Mac's photo - CopyMeet Mac

He came to Waterloo in the 1930s — without a high school education, but with an amazing energy, passion and talent. Learn more about the inspiring story of R.J. “Mac” McElroy.