The best of the best
Written by: Holden Thompson
The Algona High School class of 1979 annually presents an award to recognize the outstanding contributions of a teacher, either in a single academic year or over a career.
“Outstanding contributions” may include such actions as developing new programs, personally motivating students, achieving a greater professional standing, and going above and beyond the job description. Consideration may also be given to such qualities as accessibility to students, intellectual rigor, enthusiasm for teaching/subject matter, and dedication to education.
Students, parents, or alumni may make nominations. Nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the foundation address on the form. The final selection will be made by the Class Fund Committee and the award will be announced prior to the end of the school year. The award includes an engraved bell and $200.
Last year’s winner was Sheryl Carroll, third grade teacher at Lucia Wallace, who won the award because of her character and teaching contributions. “Mrs. Carroll is a very caring teacher who goes the extra mile to get all students involved. She allows students to be creative and independent while also fostering good life skills. She instilled a new love of reading in my son, and for that I’m very grateful,” Mrs. Spear comments.