Congratulations to Laura LaFontaine she is the winner of the Duluth Public Schools Greg Irons Teacher Award.

The award is named after Greg Irons who was a science teacher, minority student tutor, and athletic coach in the Duluth Public Schools until his untimely death due to a hunting accident in 1989.

The award is given out each year to "teachers or other school staff...who demonstrate their belief that all students have worth and the desire to succeed and that responsibility, sincerity, honesty and hard work are the foundation of a person's life. Nominees have made significant contributions by directly assisting students to experience success and to become responsible and participating members of the community."

LaFontaine teaches at Duluth East and will get a $500 award and a big thanks from me and the rest of the community for being a great teacher.