IW alumni named teacher of the year

On April 27, Iowa Wesleyan University?s education department represented 19% of the nominees at the annual 2018 Newspaper in Education Teacher of the Year awards in Burlington.

Nominees from area school districts recognized include: from Danville, Gail Kunch at Danville Jr/Sr High School; from West Burlington, Vern Reed, and from Mt. Pleasant, Deb Vroom at Wisdom Quest Alternative School.

Stacia Shirey, a seventh grade teacher at Edward Stone Elementary in Burlington, received the Teacher of the Year Award given by The Hawkeye.

She earned her teaching degree in 2006 from Iowa Wesleyan University.