2012 Gold Star Teachers Announced
Black Hawk County Educators Awarded for Outstanding Teaching
WATERLOO, Iowa (April 17, 2012) – The area’s highest honor in education has been announced – awarding the 2012 Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching to area educators. Of the more than 1700 nominations, 10 Black Hawk County educators have been selected for their excellence in teaching.
Laura Angove Talented and Gifted, Art Hudson Community School
June Bahnsen Spanish Teacher East High School
Shelly Bromwich Preschool Teacher Malcolm Price Lab School
Cheri Grell Social Studies Teacher Hoover Middle School
Kay Konrardy Health/Physical Education Blessed Sacrament School
Carmen Nimmo English Teacher Bunger Middle School
Shelley Schlatter Kindergarten Teacher Southdale Elementary School
Mike Schmidt Mathematics Teacher Union Middle School
Kenton Swartley Physics Teacher Cedar Falls High School
Kim Vandendreissche Kindergarten Teacher St. Patrick Catholic School
The program’s mission is to honor and encourage excellence in teaching and inspire outstanding teachers to continue in the profession. For their achievements, recipients will be recognized at an elaborate awards ceremony and awarded $1,000 in prize money.
The 2012 Gold Star Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on UNI’s Campus. The event will honor the 10 Gold Star Award recipients, past Gold Star recipients and ALL teachers in Black Hawk County. Tickets can be printed online by clicking on GS Tickets. Admission is free, but you will be asked to show a ticket at the door.