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Congratulations to Vicki Hume for receiving this year's Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award!

The $10,000 grants are given annually to outstanding southwest Iowa public school teachers and are funded by the Charles E. Lakin Foundation.

Hume is a fifth grade teacher at Essex Community School. Colleagues want to thank her for her commitment and dedication in the classroom. Students say her upbeat and charismatic personality makes learning enjoyable.

Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Vicki Hume for receiving this years Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award! 

The $10,000 grants are given annually to outstanding southwest Iowa public school teachers and are funded by the Charles E. Lakin Foundation.

Hume is a fifth grade teacher at Essex Community School. Colleagues want to thank her for her commitment and dedication in the classroom. Students say her upbeat and charismatic personality makes learning enjoyable.

Congratulations!

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKfkCCkSOMo

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Wow! Congratulations Vicki!!

Congratulations to Tom Berke, one of four recipients of this year's Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award!

The $10,000 grants are given annually to outstanding southwest Iowa public school teachers and are funded by the Charles E. Lakin Foundation.

Burke is a sixth-grade science teacher at Glenwood Middle School. Colleagues say his ability to connect with staff and students creates a positive environment for all.

Congratulations, Mr. Berke!

Video link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZO_D8h2iIo
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Congratulations to Tom Berke, one of four recipients of this years Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award!

The $10,000 grants are given annually to outstanding southwest Iowa public school teachers and are funded by the Charles E. Lakin Foundation.

Burke is a sixth-grade science teacher at Glenwood Middle School. Colleagues say his ability to connect with staff and students creates a positive environment for all.

Congratulations, Mr. Berke!

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZO_D8h2iIoImage attachment

We'd like to congratulate Laurie Thies for receiving the J. Frank Vance Distinguished Leadership Award!

Each year, the award recognizes individuals who have been career-long leaders in the administration of special education programs. It is given out by the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (I-CASE).

For more than 20 years, Thies has served as the Director of Special Populations for the Lewis Central Community Schools. Her colleagues say her support and guidance in challenging situations is beyond comparison.

Congratulations, Laurie!
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Wed like to congratulate Laurie Thies for receiving the J. Frank Vance Distinguished Leadership Award! 

Each year, the award recognizes individuals who have been career-long leaders in the administration of special education programs. It is given out by the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (I-CASE).

For more than 20 years, Thies has served as the Director of Special Populations for the Lewis Central Community Schools. Her colleagues say her support and guidance in challenging situations is beyond comparison. 

Congratulations, Laurie!

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Congratulations Laurie! Well deserved!

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LAST CHANCE to make a nomination for the Be The One Award!
Tell us about the ONE adult in your life that has made all the difference through their positive relationship.
Nominations due May 20th

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LAST CHANCE to make a nomination for the Be The One Award! 
Tell us about the ONE adult in your life that has made all the difference through their positive relationship.
Nominations due May 20th

Submit yours here: 
http://ow.ly/THcR50INLQ5

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Show your support for mental health awareness by wearing green on May 20. Share a photo with #MakeItOK #GreenHillsAEA to raise awareness!
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Go Green with Green Hills!
Show your support for mental health awareness by wearing green on May 20. Share a photo with  #MakeItOK #GreenHillsAEA to raise awareness!

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