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Press Release for IWLA 2015 Educator of the Year Award Winner

10 Oct 2015 11:00 AM | Jason Noble


Des Moines, IA—The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Educator of the Year has been awarded to Kate Falvey, a German language teacher at Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, MN (formerly at Waukee Prairieview in Waukee, IA). The award presentation was held during the Luncheon of the 2015 Iowa World Language Association Annual Conference at the Downtown Mariott in Des Moines, IA on Friday, October 9th.

The award for the IWLA Educator of the Year must meet three criteria: (1) exemplify the best in teaching at his/her particular level, (2) demonstrate involvement in the Iowa World Language Association, and (3) provide evidence of leadership and contributions to the field of world language education. "Our awardee this year excels in each of the areas," said IWLA President, Dr. Linda Quinn Allen. Those who work closely with Ms. Falvey say that she is "a trusted and admired colleague, a leader among her peers, a driving force in curriculum development, and a risk-taker who always looks for new strategies and experiences to try." IWLA would like to congratulate Kate as the 2015 IWLA Educator of the Year.”

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The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) represents the more than 1200 world language educators in the state from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is devoted to advancing the worldwide mission of education and world languages, literature and culture by promoting the study of world languages and cultures, promoting language curricula, from primary to post-secondary levels, to enable students to become proficient in the target language, and opening the doors for multilingual interaction with other cultures. More information can be found at

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