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Press Release for IWLA 2015 Teacher of Promise Award Winner, Loni O'Grady

10 Oct 2015 11:00 AM | Jason Noble


Des Moines, IA—The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Teacher of Promise has been awarded to Loni O'Grady, a Spanish language teacher 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.

Loni is, according to the person who nominated her, “the epitome of the teacher that this award was designed to recognize.” She is “the kind of caring, compassionate teacher that Mike Oates was to his students.” She is “an amazing teacher who expects and gets the very best out of her students when it comes to their language and cultural development, just as Mike did. Loni has endorsements in ESL and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese and has completed travel and work experience in 13 Latin American Countries. She has several years experience teaching in Mexico. IWLA would like to congratulate Loni as our 2015 IWLA Teacher of Promise.

About IWLA
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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