Excellence in Education Awards

Each year, the Newton Community Educational Foundation accepts nominations and awards teachers with Excellence in Education awards.

Ms. VanderPol

Congratulations to Ms. VanderPol! She was nominated to receive a 2021 Excellence in Education Award through the Newton Community Educational Foundation (NCEF).

Highlights from the nominating students: "We get to share good things right away once we get to guidance. She is very helpful when someone has frustrations and she is a very good listener. She plays games and does fun activities like painting with students."

Past Excellence in Education Recipients

2013Michelle ModlinAurora Heights
2013Tami SmithBerg Elementary
2013Jamie CranstonEmerson Hough Elementary
2013Deb StoulilWoodrow Wilson Elementary
2013Linda SinclairThomas Jefferson Elementary
2013Donna FitzgeraldBerg Middle School
2013Jody SmithNewton High School
2013Charlet DaftBasics and Beyond
2014Mary BartelsBerg Elementary Elem
2014Mike CastingsThomas Jefferson Elementary
2014Marlene HugginsAurora Heights
2014Amy JolivetteWoodrow Wilson Elementary
2014Shelly FitzgeraldBerg Middle School
2014SarAurora Heights PattersonNewton High School
2015Deborah RoseBerg Middle School
2015Jen ElbertBerg Elementary
2015Kim VanderlaanAurora Heights
2015Desia KiesNewton High School
2015Marla CoyThomas Jefferson Elementary
2015Cori LatchamWoodrow Wilson Elementary
2015Alyssa LewisNewton High School
2015Scott GarvisAbove and Beyond
2016Jayne FreeseAurora Heights
2016Kathy VentlingBasics and Beyond
2016Krysten OsbyBerg Elementary
2016Niki HivelyNewton High School
2016Megan FrEmerson Hough ElementaryseThomas Jefferson Elementary
2016Doug SmithWoodrow Wilson Elementary
2016Karen KingAbove and Beyond
2017Ann NelsonAbove and Beyond
2017Jo Ellen LinnBerg Middle School
2017Melissa SommarsThomas Jefferson
2017Pat RileyNewton High School
2017Ryan ComerWEST Academy
2017Susan SheeksAurora Heights
2018Todd LucasNewton High School
2018Kristi PetersWoodrow Wilson
2018Paula LuremanThomas Jefferson
2018Meggan MachinEmerson Hough
2018Brian SpringerWEST Academy
2018Denny KlingensmithAbove and Beyond Award
2019Tracey SwansonWEST Academy
2019Taylor MarshoAurora Heights
2019Sara ShockeyEmerson Hough
2019Melissa BennettThomas Jefferson Elementary
2019Gary LarssonBerg Middle School
2019Doree WardNewton High School
2020Chase DickinsonBerg Middle School
2020Emilee BriselWoodrow Wilson
2020Philip CalvinWEST Academy
2020Brooke KukerThomas Jefferson
2020Andrea HogelandNewton High School
2020Lora CavesAurora Heights Elementary
2020Miranda BratlandEmerson Hough Elementary
2020The Brody FamilyAbove and Beyond Award