During the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Early Learning Fall Institute, it was announced that Kate Johnsrud is the recipient of the 2021 Educator of the Year Award.
Kate is a caring teacher and a community-minded educator who utilizes developmentally appropriate practices in her teaching to provide fun and engaging activities for children. Kate also communicates with parents so they can support the classroom efforts at home, making for greater continuity between home and classroom. Kate’s support of children and families is not limited to her workplace. Kate went above and beyond during the pandemic and used her sewing skills to sew over 2,000 face masks which she supplied all the staff in her center and to families to take free of charge.
"I have the privilege to work indirectly with Kate for many years. I am impressed by Kate’s creative talents and abilities, her positive interactions with her peers and the kiddos she serves. Kate is a mentor to her peers and has encouraged them to take additional classes and complete their CDA! She goes above and beyond and is well-deserving of this award! Congratulations Kate! Thanks for all that you do!" Cherie Kennedy, CCR&R Child Care Consultant
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