Friday, October 26, 2007

2008 Iowa Teacher of the Year Luncheon Held

Today at 11:30 a.m. QWEST Communications co-hosted with the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Legislature a luncheon honoring the 2008 Iowa Teacher of the Year as well as the four finalists, at the Science Center of Iowa. Executive Director Jan Reinicke and I represented Team ISEA at the event.

The 2008 Iowa Teacher of the Year Finalists

Peggy Hall Beatty, Decorah Middle School, Decorah

Claudette Vernel Bees, Hempstead High School, Dubuque

Sheila Coyle, North Middle School, Sioux City

Debora Masker, Kirn Junior High, Council Bluffs

The 2008 Iowa Teacher of the Year
Andy Mogle, Norwalk High School, Norwalk

Andy Mogle is a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Norwalk High School. He has taught grades 9-12 at Norwalk since 1999. Mogle has a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies and a Master of Education degree in Family and Consumer Science Education Studies from Iowa State University. Mogle was the Norwalk Teacher of the Year in 2007. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mogle was a chef and restaurant manager for more than 15 years.

Here I am at the luncheon today presenting Andy a check from his 32,000 colleagues of Team ISEA.

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