The 2019 Teacher of the Year is Debbie Wiley, a 3rd grade teacher at Eason Elementary in Waukee.
Debbie and her 3rd grade teaching team (Kim Harkness, Megan Johnston, and Sarah Volkens) love taking their students to Living History Farms at the end of the school year to wrap up their social studies units. For many years Eason third graders have experienced the Farms and Town Tour at Living History Farms.
Debbie is happy to accept this award on behalf of her entire team. “The Eason 3rd grade teachers are thankful for the incredible learning experience Living History Farms provides the community!”
The award winner will be recognized at the Living History Farms’ Farmstasia event in October 2020, and will receive:
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Nominations can come from the teacher, the teacher’s principal, superintendent, peers, or a parent of one of the teacher’s students.
2010: Veralynn Schilling, 2nd grade, Abbie Sawyer Elementary School, Ames
2011: Betty Peterson, 3rd grade teacher, Baxter Elementary School, Baxter
2012: Jackie Scieszinski, 7th grade teacher, Indian Hills Junior High, West Des Moines
2013: Kris Bigler, 5th grade teacher, North Winneshiek Schools, Decorah
2014: Jeanine Lynch, 2nd grade teacher, Lawson Elementary School, Johnston
2015: Lynda Niffenegger, 5th grade teacher, Crossroads Park Elementary School, West Des Moines
2016: Jenny Sinclair, 4th grade teacher, Lakewood Elementary, Norwalk
2017: Sr. Donna Demmer, 5th grade teacher, Resurrection Catholic School, Dubuque
2018: Darice Pamperin, 3rd grade teacher, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, West Des Moines
2019: Debbie Wiley, 3rd grade teacher, Eason Elementary, Waukee