Recently my wife Laurie, a 3rd Grade teacher at Jane Addams Elementary, received a special recognition. The Moline School District's Business and Education Partnership, the City of Moline and Deere & Co. announced the latest winners of the John Deere Partnership award.
School District staff members who excel at there craft are nominated by their peers and students.
I am extremely proud of Laurie. This award is well deserved and I know that Laurie was happy to receive this honor. The term "Above and Beyond" in my humble opinion certainly applies to a special teacher who spends countless hours at night and on the weekends doing whatever it takes to make her classroom a better place to learn.