We want to know WHY a Waterloo Schools staff member is making a difference in your life! Please follow this link to fill out a short survey to nominate a staff member.
Congratulations to the following staff members on being named My WHY Award recipients!
Sarah Glew, Irving 1st Grade Teacher: Why does this staff member deserve this award? Because through this person, you can see the positive and fun learning happening each and everyday. By being open to new ideas and willing to enhance instruction, this award winner shows students that they come first. By doing this it inspires others to do the same, so I believe she leads by example. An individual like this is one you hope stays with Waterloo Schools for a very long time because we need more individuals like her and the positive energy she brings!. She is one of the shining reasons our district is on the rise.
Dan Hensing, East High Teacher & Golf Coach:
Why does Coach Dan Hensing deserve this award? One parent who nominated him writes: “He has taught our East High golf boys if you put work into it and have fun, it will pay off. These young men look up to him and have made such a drastic change in their scores AND in their self-esteem. Dan has made my son believe in himself!” One East golfer writes: “I can’t wait until next year because we had so much fun. We have lowered all of our scores by 25 and I really enjoyed my golf season!”A former student he coached writes: “He introduced me to the game of golf and helped me get to know myself better. He showed me when things don’t go my way just find another way and push through because my first meet wasn’t so pretty. He never gave up hope for me and that is why I am thankful for Dan.” One East High staff member writes, “Dan has continually added to the great atmosphere at East.” He is described as a great addition whose co-workers and students only have good things to say about him.
Heather Schoenberger, Hoover Special Needs Teacher: Why does Heather deserve this award? She is always willing to go above and beyond to help anyone. She does more than is asked of her, like arriving early and staying late every single day. She is always putting student needs first. Heather is an amazing advocate for our children, especially our students with special needs. She wants what is best for our students and is willing to fight for it. Heather volunteered to be my mentor without being asked. I just want to thank her for all she has done for me and I would absolutely love for Heather to be my child’s teacher someday!