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Roosevelt Teacher Chris Burke Named Dubuque Schools Teacher of the Year

Chris Burke PhotoThe Dubuque Community School District Teacher of the Year was named at the annual Educators’ Recognition Dinner on May 11, hosted by the Dubuque Education Association.

Chris Burke, a mathematics teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, was selected for the honor. Burke has taught at Roosevelt since 2007. “Chris’ true gift as a teacher is his ability to connect with students,” said one of his nominators. “He continuously builds strong relationships with students, creating a learning environment second to none.” Burke holds a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Other finalists for the Teacher of the Year Award were:

  • Trica Brokus, a student needs facilitator at Dubuque Senior High School
  • Michelle Demuth, a second-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Jennifer Donath, a fifth-grade teacher at Carver Elementary School
  • Amanda Goranson, a mathematics teacher at Dubuque Senior High School
  • Rich Hatcher, a student needs facilitator at Jefferson Middle School
  • Sara Hilby, an art teacher at Hempstead High School
  • Joel Miller, a social studies teacher at Hempstead High School
  • Kelly Pfohl, a science teacher at Dubuque Senior High School
  • Chris Sindt, a science teacher at Washington Middle School

At the dinner, two other special awards were presented. Ed Glaser, principal of Audubon Elementary School, received the TEAM (Together Educators and Administrators Make-it-happen) Award presented to an administrator for exemplary support of teacher success.

Mike Larkin, who taught social studies at Dubuque Senior High School from 1967 through 2001, received the Friend of Education Award. Since retiring, Larkin has continued to be a regular substitute teacher in the district.

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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The October edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

‘Midwest Menu’ in Schools,
Oct. 6

The Dubuque Community School District will join school districts across the Midwest in celebrating the third-annual Midwest Menu event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Over 7,000 students in Dubuque and over 500,000 throughout the region will join in the event, which celebrates healthy, regional, and sustainable school meals.

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Johll to Become Next Roosevelt Middle School Principal

news-johll-jeffThe Dubuque Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Johll as the new principal of Roosevelt Middle School beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, pending approval by the Board of Education at its April 11 meeting. An experienced educational administrator, Johll has served as assistant principal at Roosevelt since 2005.

As principal of Roosevelt, Johll will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of the school, which serves approximately 1,160 students and 145 professional and support staff.
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FBI Internet Safety Presentation, Jan. 7

The Dubuque Community School District will host “Internet Safety for Parents and Community,” presented by a representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Washington Middle School Auditorium. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

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‘School Speak’ to Discuss District Finances and Teacher Leadership, Dec. 19

The Dubuque Community School District will host a “School Speak” event at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, at the district’s administrative offices at 2300 Chaney Road.

The forum, designed to provide additional opportunities for conversation between administrators and community members, will include short presentations on district finances and the district’s teacher leadership initiatives.

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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The December edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.