Prairieview Spanish Teacher, Kerisa Baedke, receives Excellence in Education Award

Prairieview Spanish Teacher Kerisa Baedke was presented with the Iowa State Education Association’s (ISEA) Excellence in Education Award and announced a finalist for the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, which is a national award, at the Celebration of Excellence Awards Banquet on July 22.

The ISEA Excellence in Education Award celebrates educators across the state who touch the lives of their students every day. The winner is also the ISEA’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence where they travel to Washington, DC for an all-expense-paid trip to the Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala.

“Kerisa was nominated for this award by a student, which is a reflection of the impact she has on her students.  Her passion for learning and language drives her colleagues and students to high levels. We are so proud that she will represent  Prairieview, Waukee, and the State of Iowa as one of five national finalists for the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence,” said Prairieview Principal Mark Stallman.

Horace Mann Awardees will be announced at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala.

About ISEA

The Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) promotes quality public education by placing our students at the center of everything we do while advocating for education professionals

We represent classroom teachers and other licensed professional staff, school support staff workers, retired teachers, area education agency employees, community college faculty, and future teachers. We are an integral part of the 3 million-member National Education Association. We work together to make sure that Iowa’s 500,000 public school students get nothing short of the best education possible.