AHS Class of ‘79 Teaching Award
The AHS Class of ‘79 Teaching Award recognizes one outstanding teacher from the Algona Community Schools each year. The award can cover one single academic year or their career as a teacher at Algona. Their outstanding contributions may include actions like developing a new program, personally motivating students, achieving greater professional standing, and going above and beyond their job description, just to name a few.
Forms could be filled out by a student, parent, or colleague. Forms were available in the schools’ offices or online. After reviewing all twenty nominees, the final selection was made by the Class Fund Committee, with help from the Algona Community School Foundation.
This year’s winner was Sheryl Carroll, third grade teacher at Lucia Wallace. She has taught 10 years at Algona and taught at LuVerne prior to that. Carroll is described by many, including principal Brad Sudol, as being a “kind and caring teacher who goes above and beyond to help all students in her classroom.” One of the many examples of how Carroll goes above and beyond in her profession is a volunteer poetry club that she conducts during her break/recess time.
Carroll was recognized at the end of the year staff luncheon on May 24th by Barb Teeter, Algona Community School Foundation representative. Carroll received an engraved bell and $200. Her name was added to the plaque of winners, which is located in the Algona Community Schools’ Central Administration office.