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Straw Earns Teacher Of The Week Honors

By Staff | Dec 5, 2017

TEACHER?OF?THE?WEEK - Sara Straw, a member of the Building Leadership Team at West Elementary, was honored Friday as the Hot 100 Teacher of the Week. Straw was nominated for the honor by fellow instructor Katie Heddinger. The surprise award was presented in Heddinger’s Third Grade classroom by Amanda Veit of Hot 100.1. -- Dan Voigt photo

An Emmetsburg educator received a surprise honor.

Sara Straw, an Instructional Coach and member of the District Leadership Team, was selected as the Y100.0 “Teacher of the Week” Friday morning in a surprise ceremony at West Elementary.

Third grade instructor Ms. Katie Heddinger nominated Straw for the honor, noting “the amount of work Sara puts into her job to make sure all the teachers in the school are ready for the weeks ahead is insurmountable. I’m not sure how many of us would make it by without all of her hard work and dedication to her job. She truly makes a difference in our school district.”

The award, which is presented weekly during the school year by Y100.1 radio of Spencer, presents the honoree with a gift certificate to Starbucks in the Spencer HyVee store, as well as recognition for a full week during various radio spots on Hot 100.

“We’re very proud of Mrs. Straw for the great things she does for our students and our staff,” noted West Elementary Principal Joe Carter. “She is most certainly deserving of this award, and on behalf of the entire Emmetsburg Community School District, we’re very proud of Sara Straw being selected as Teacher of the Week.”