The Iowa Department of Education's 2020 Iowa Teacher of the Year hails from the Cedar Rapids Community School District. The winning teacher is George Anderson from Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School.

Anderson, a 13-year teaching veteran, was recognized yesterday at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was on hand to make the announcement.

Anderson, who teaches history, was praised for bringing moments of historical importance to life for his students. He was also applauded for giving students hands-on, problems solving opportunities. Anderson also serves on the schools' leadership team and is an assistant football coach. He is also a former Marine.

The Iowa Teacher of the Year was established in 1958. In the 61 year history of the award, there have been just two Teachers of the Year from the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Before George Anderson, it was Tania Johnson claiming the award back in 2013.

 

[via CBS2]