Every week we team up with Menard's to honor another awesome teacher in the local area with our ‘Teacher of the Week’ award!

Carrie Imhoff

Congratulations to Jeremy Kriegel, a teacher from the Iowa Valley Community School District in Marengo! He is this week’s ‘Teacher of the Week!’ He was nominated by Carrie Imhoff, and here’s what she had to say:

"Where to begin about Coach Kriegel? He is not only a teacher but he is also someone our kids look up to. He is a Special Ed teacher at Iowa Valley and puts so much compassion in his work. He takes time with his students and is always there to lend a hand and give them the extra boost they need to excel in school. But what makes Jeremy stand out the most is his passion. After that 3:15 bell rings and its wrestling season, he spends many nights away from his own family and children to be with our kids, and he treats his team as if each of them was his own. This guy is a top notch coach who the kids love to be around. There is never a dull moment on a week night wrestling meet or a long Saturday tournament. He is just as much of a kid at heart as his wrestlers are. He has taught our wrestling boys to be proud of themselves no matter how they did on the mat and to never get down on themselves, because there is always next time. I can't think of anyone more deserving than Coach Kriegel, and I know his wrestling boys would not let him live it down if he got Teacher of the Week. :) As a parent, I wish there were more teachers and coaches with the stride, passion, commitment, and love for what he does out there."

For being an amazing teacher, Jeremy will be receiving gift cards from Wild Hogs in Walford, Half-Price Books, and Kathy’s Pies!