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Iowa Teacher of the Year will visit UNI

January 23, 2012

Rip Marston, professor, health, physical education & leisure services, 319-273-6882,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Teacher of the Year award honors exceptional educators who help to redefine education. The 2012 award went to Charity Campbell, a Norwalk Middle School physical education teacher who will be visiting the University of Northern Iowa to speak about her work.

Campbell will speak at Malcolm Price Lab School (MPLS), Iowa's Research and Development School, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the library. She will also give a short presentation, followed by an informal discussion from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, at 244 Schindler Education Center. Both events are free and open to the public. Guests attending the event at MPLS need to contact Lyn Countryman, interim director and professor at MPLS, at 319-273-2614 or

"Great teachers and leaders are the heart and soul of great schools," said Jason Glass, director of the Iowa Department of Education. "As educators, we look to the example set by tremendous teachers such as Campbell to help move Iowa's education system forward."

For additional information, contact Rip Marston, professor of health, physical education & leisure services, at 319-273-6882 or