Ryan Penning at the Spirit Awards with supportive colleagues.

Putting Relationships First Earns Southwoods’ Penning Iowa Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School teacher Ryan Penning was named the Iowa Safe Schools Lynn Reinicke Educator of the Year for 2019. The award recognizes one education professional each year “who has contributed to creating a more inclusive and supportive learning environment for LGBTQ youth.”

Putting Relationships First Earns Southwoods’ Penning Iowa Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award