Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award: Two elementary teachers and two secondary teachers will be selected from the nominations. Each winner will receive $10,000, with an additional $2,500 given to their school. Teachers at schools within a 40-mile radius of Charles Lakin's hometown of Emerson, Iowa, are eligible for this award: AHSTW, Atlantic, CAM, Clarinda, East Mills, Essex, Fremont Mills, Glenwood, Griswold, Hamburg, Red Oak, Riverside, Shenandoah, Sidney, Stanton, South Page, Southwest Valley, Treynor, Tri-Center, and Underwood.

Nominations will be accepted March 1 through March 31. Nominations by family members are not accepted.

Nominations can be submitted at this link .


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Griswold Community Schools

20 Madison St. PO Box 280

Griswold, Iowa 51535

Main Office - 712-778-2154

Fax Number - 712-778-2161

Business Office - 712-778-2152

The mission of the Griswold Community School District, in partnership with our families and communities, is to provide leadership for positive change to ensure the best learning opportunities for everyone in a safe and caring environment.