Lana McDonald

Position: Student Interventionist School: Winterset Elementary School School District: Winterset Community School District City, State: Winterset, Iowa About the Nominee: Lana McDonald was nominated by Jennifer Berns. Mrs. McDonald has exhibited a genuine, caring quality which has truly been embraced by her students! She serves as her school's student interventionist, a role which comes with […]


Jill Janes

Position: Director of Innovative Learning School: Boone Community Schools School District: Boone Community Schools City, State: Boone, Iowa About the Nominee: Jill Janes was nominated by her colleague, Kristopher Byam. Ms. Janes has been a LifeChanger for Mr. Byam ever since he took over as Boone High School principal. She is always a helping hand […]


Tom Ritchie

Position: Custodian School: Willard Elementary School School District: Des Moines Public Schools City, State: Des Moines, Iowa About the Nominee: Tom Ritchie was nominated by a colleague, Denise Weston. Mr. Ritchie is a LifeChanger in his community for so many reasons. His nominator, Ms. Weston, states that he has been a custodian since she began […]


Sheila Long

Position: Sixth Grade Special Education Teacher School: Alden Elementary School School District: Alden Community School District City, State: Alden, Iowa About the Nominee: Sheila Long is an amazing teacher who reaches all types of students and staff members. This past year, she had a challenging work load. Working with special education students who have major […]


Kristopher Byam

Position: High School PrincipalSchool: Boone High SchoolSchool District: Boone Community School DistrictCity, State: Boone, IowaAbout the Nominee: Kristopher Byam is an inspiration! He joined Boone High School last year and has completely changed the way the school operates. He has instituted an initiative to change minds and attitudes at BHS, which is called The Toreador […]