Get Your Tickets to the 2013 Awards Ceremony

By April 17, 2013 Award Updates

2013 Gold Star Teachers Announced

Black Hawk County Educators Awarded for Outstanding Teaching

WATERLOO, Iowa (April 18, 2013) – The area’s highest honor in education has been announced – awarding the 2013 Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching to area educators. Of the more than 1300 nominations, 10 Black Hawk County educators have been selected for their excellence in teaching.

Renae Beneke, Science Teacher, Peet Junior High School

Michelle Droe, Music Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

Jennifer Gates, Science Teacher, Union High School

Ryan Haynes, Music Teacher, Fred Becker Elementary School

Cristin Marshall, Third grade Teacher, Hansen Elementary School

Tricia Mayer, Math Teacher, Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta

Ronda Rathe, Second grade Teacher, Dunkerton Elementary School

Nicole Schrage, English Teacher, East High School

Linda Shapiro, English Teacher, Hudson Middle School

Jake Young-Kent, Literacy Teacher/Coach, Carver Academy

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 2013 Gold Star Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 20 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.