Gary Siemers Award

The Gary Siemers Exemplary Educator Award is a BFT award inspired by Bloomington mathematics teacher Gary Siemers.

This highly prestigious honor is awarded to teachers that are nominated by their peers and are dedicated to:
  • High quality student learning
  • Professional growth
  • Union involvement
  • Continuous learning

Past recipients are:
  • Gary Siemers - 1993-94 (Olson Jr. High/Olson Middle School)
  • Karolyn Lee - 1994-95 (NH)
  • Rose Brown - 1995-96 (WW)
  • Mavis Klefsaas - 1996-97 (OGE)
  • Gayl Schouveller - 1996-97 (OGE)
  • Del Holz - 1996-97 (Jefferson)
  • Marcia Averbrook - 1996-97 (BRAVO!)
  • Joe Meuwissen - 1997-98 (PB/Jefferson)
  • Tom Selwold - 1998-99 (Jefferson)
  • Mary Haltvick - 1999-2000 (Kennedy)
  • Brenda Armstrong - 2000-01 (Oak Grove Intermediate)
  • Sharon Traxler - 2001-02 (VVE)
  • Mickey (Mary) Bloom - 2001-02 (OGMS)
  • Martie Glockner - 2002-03 (PB)
  • Lynne Scherer - 2003-04 (IM)
  • Kelley Spiess - 2004-05 (VVMS)
  • Carole Hubner Bennett - 2005-06 (WB)
  • Barb Parrish - 2006-07 (Kennedy)
  • Lynn Aaze - 2007-08 (IM)
  • David Dorava - 2008-09 (VVE & Mentor)
  • Mary Childs - 2009-10 (VVMS)
  • Deb Dargay - 2010-11 (Jefferson)
  • Wendy Marczak - 2011-12
  • Pam Ludvigsen - 2012-13 (OGMS)
  • Sue Pierson - 2013-14  (OGE)
  • Aaron Pinski - 2014-15 (KENN)
  • Molly Geislinger - 2015-16 (OGM)
  • Ryan Meyering - 2016-17 (JEFF)

Award winners are announced at the BFT Recognition Dinner held every year in May.