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Mrs. Ryan's Excellence in Education Award!

posted Apr 4, 2014, 10:23 AM by Web Coordinator   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 10:23 AM ]

Deloris Ryan, 4th Grade Teacher at South Tama Elementary received her second Excellence in Education Award Nominee.

The Award Ceremony was held Monday, Nov 18th at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

The Excellence in Education Award program is sponsored by the Iowa State Education Association.  This year’s  50 finalist nominee recipients were chosen on the basis of applications sent in by parents, administrators and teaching peers.

Mrs Ryan was nominated by a parent.

"This award is truly about recognizing the educators who work hard on a daily basis and rarely get the recognition they so richly deserve," said Tammy Wawro, president of the ISEA. The nominations we receive are a testament to the dedication and compassion Iowa educators have for their students and the communities in which they live. Clearly Iowa educators go above and beyond to help shape and, in many cases, to help change the lives of the students they teach," said Wawro.

The winner of the 2013 Excellence in Education Award is Heather Anderson, an elementary teacher from Cowles Elementary School in Des Moines. Anderson received a $1,000 check courtesy of the ISEA.

There are also four runners-up: John Baker, a community college instructor from Scott Community College in Bettendorf; Beth Fetweiss, a high school English teacher from City High School in Iowa City; Melinda Orris, a social studies teacher from Maquoketa Middle School; and Sarah Wessels, a special education teacher from the Coulter Alexander Latimer (C-A-L) School District in Latimer.

Mrs. Ryan is in her 37th year of teaching. She received her BA from Upper Iowa University and MA from Viterbo University. She is a Nationally Board Certified teacher and also serves as an adjunct professor For Buena Vista University at the Marshalltown Center. She has 3 grown daughters. She lives with her husband, Steve in LeGrand.