Haley Howell '19 Named 2024 Educator of the Year

July 8, 2024

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce announced Grand View alumna Ms. Haley Howell '19 as the recipient of the Educator of the Year award for 2024. This annual accolade recognizes one outstanding educator from the Urbandale Community School District, and Ms. Howell has demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation, and compassion in her role as a math teacher at Urbandale High School.

What truly sets Ms. Howell apart is her genuine care for each of her students. She ensures that every individual’s needs are met and isn’t afraid to seek help or show vulnerability when necessary. By prioritizing building relationships with her students, Ms. Howell has fostered a classroom culture where students feel valued, supported, and motivated to succeed. Her empathy and dedication have made a lasting impact on the lives of her students.

Ms. Howell will be formally honored at the 2024 Educator’s Breakfast on August 20th, where she will be celebrated for her remarkable contributions to education and the Urbandale Community School District.

Congratulations, Ms. Howell, 2024 Educator of the Year!

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