An Iowa City teacher has won the National Football League’s Teacher of the Year Award. Julie Ann Busch, who teaches third, fourth and fifth grades at Mark Twain Elementary School, was nominated for the award by one of her more famous former pupils, Tim Dwight, a former Iowa Hawkeye who now plays for the San Diego Chargers. She says nothing is going to top this award, it’ll be the pride and joy of her teaching career and she feels fortunate to have been a part of Dwight’s education. Busch says she found out she had won around Christmas time. Busch’s prize comes in the form of an 11-thousand dollar grant to the school. She says a committee has been formed to figure out what to do with the money, but she hopes it will go toward one of Dwight’s favorite hobbies, reading.Busch was Dwight’s third grade teacher in Iowa City. Busch, a Mason City native, also wins a trip to the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Hawaii on February 8th.
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