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Valley’s Craig Walter Named Best of the West Teacher

Valley High School science instructor Craig Walter was named Best Teacher in the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and City of West Des Moines’ first annual UScellular™ Best of the West Awards.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Katherine Harrington, as well as Valley Principal David Maxwell and associate principals Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D., and Josh Griffith, revealed the news to Walters on Monday in a surprise visit to his classroom.

Watch the moment here:

Video courtesy: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

“We are so proud of Mr. Walter and this honorable accomplishment,” Maxwell said. “Mr. Walter represents Valley High School’s talented and intelligent teachers extremely well, and we cannot think of another teacher more deserving.”

An awards pick-up celebration is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 11. Fifty business categories are highlighted through the event, and the community was encouraged to vote for their favorites.

“Our vision is to make West Des Moines the best suburban city in America to live, work, and play and now is the time to show pride in our vibrant community,” the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce says. “From recognizing your favorite restaurant, retail store, or small business, to spotlighting your favorite company to work for, the UScellular™ Best of the West Awards give area businesses a chance to take a bow and be recognized.”

Please join us in congratulating Craig for this accomplishment!