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Press Release for the IWLA's 2018 Teacher of Promise Karina Suarez Luna

15 Oct 2018 8:56 PM | Elizabeth Dentlinger (Administrator)

Ankeny, IA - The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Teacher of Promise Award has been awarded to Karina Suarez Luna, a Spanish language teacher at Des Moines Public Schools in Des Moines, Iowa. The award presentation was held during the luncheon of the 2018 Iowa World Language Association’s annual fall conference at the DMACC Ankeny Campus in Ankeny, Iowa on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Karina shared she knew that she wanted a be a teacher since she was 10 years old, when she began helping her English teacher with pronunciation in order to help her peers. She describes her classroom as her “home, where I provide a safe place where my kids to laugh, cry, learn and have fun.” Her nominator describes her as an amazing educator who demonstrates great strength in relating to her students. She has an impressive mastery of the Spanish language and her Mexican-American heritage make her a true asset to her students. Please join us in congratulating Karina as the 2018 IWLA Teacher of Promise!


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