WATERLOO – We’ve all had a teacher that was influential in our lives, here’s your chance to help them get recognized for all of their hard work and dedication! Nominations are open for the 2020 Gold Star Awards for Outstanding Teaching. The program honors ten outstanding teachers in Black Hawk County every year.
Eligible nominees must teach in Black Hawk County schools as full or part-time non-administrative staff. They must teach at preschools, elementary, intermediate or high schools certified by the Iowa Department of Education. Gold Star teachers are chosen by the Gold Star Awards committee from all nominations and teacher applications. Each winner receives a $1,000 cash award and a $500 classroom grant. This year’s awards will be presented at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on May 19, 2020.
Nomination forms are available online at goldstarteacher.com. Anyone may submit nominations. Nomination deadline is February 20. Nominees will be notified and have until March 23 to apply.