Marshalltown High School instructional coach Brad Weidenaar received the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Council of Teachers of English during a conference on October 12.
Weidenaar said he was honored to receive the award, which is highest honor given by the ICTE.
“I have been at Marshalltown High School for my entire professional career – 25 years,” Weidenaar said. “So I’ve learned to teach here, I’ve grown as a teacher here, I’ve grown as a teacher-leader in this district and for all of that I thank my colleagues and district leaders both past and present.”
MHS Principal Jacque Wyant said Weidenaar empowers teachers to bring engaging lessons to the classroom.
“As a school leader, Brad has been instrumental in effecting change that has impacted the culture at MHS and improved conditions for student learning,” Wyant wrote as part of her nomination letter for Weidenaar.
Weidenaar and fellow MHS instructional coach Janelle Hawk also presented a session with the topic of “Inquiry and Social Justice” at the ICTE conference.