Falls City North School Kindergarten teacher Melissa Hawley and FC High School science instructor Thomas Weinert have been named the first-ever recipients of the District 56 Teacher of the Year Awards, School Supt. Tim Heckenlively announced Tuesday.
Mrs. Hawley received the Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year Award. She is beginning her 14th year in District 56.
Mr. Weinert received the Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year Award and is beginning his 34th year as a teacher for FCPS.
Both teachers were recognized for the award Monday morning at the annual District 56 Pre-Service Event held at Falls City High School. The recipients each received an engraved plaque and $1,000 “in recognition of their dedication and contribution to the success of the students and District 56,” Heckenlively said.