Iowa? ?Council? ?for? ?Social? ?Studies? awards ?WACO teacher for excellence

Renea Reichenbach of WACO Community School District was the recipient of the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties: Excellence in Teaching Award on Oct. 2, at the Iowa Council for Social Studies Conference.

The Iowa Council for Social Studies (ICSS) appreciates Reichenbach?s leadership, innovative teaching practices and tireless effort to promote social studies. Her dedication to the students of Iowa and to the teaching profession is appreciated. Reichenbach is in her 19th year of teaching and her 15th year at WACO.

The? ?Civil? ?Rights/Civil? ?Liberties:? ?Excellence? ?in? ?Teaching? ?Award is sponsored? ?by? ?Nystrom? ?Education and recognizes and honors the accomplishments of Iowa social studies educators in the area of Civil Rights/Civil Liberties. Nominees inspire students to be fully informed about their Civil Rights and Civil Liberties assured by the Constitution.

This teacher is someone who inspires students to take informed action when they see injustices and to be a responsible contributing member of our democracy. This award serves to honor a person who is striving to continue their work advancing civil rights and civil liberties.

The award comes with a $250 cash prize from Nystrom Education and recognition at the Iowa Council for Social Studies Educators Conference Luncheon. The criteria for winning includes an educator making significant effort to teach the concepts of justice in creative, inspiring ways related to civil liberties, human rights, international injustice and local issues of justice.