URBANDALE, IA – The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce annually honors one special Urbandale educator. This person is nominated for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom by peer educators. They must positively influence and impact their students and fellow educators. This year’s Educator of the Year award has been presented to Melanie Fausch. Mrs. Fausch has taught at Webster Elementary for a number of years.

Tiffany Menke, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce president, Melanie Fausch, Ben Buenzow, Buenzow Insurance Group

Mrs. Fausch has a strong focus on continuous improvement in leading students in her classroom. She establishes both short and long-term goals and engages students in monitoring their progress toward these goals. She balances her high expectations for every learner, all while maintaining the conditions for every student. Mrs. Fausch fosters belonging and a strong sense of community among her classroom. She demonstrates a joy for leaning, collaborates with her peers, all while maintaining a positive attitude. It is for all these reasons we congratulate Melanie Fausch as the 2022 Educator of the Year!

Mrs. Fausch was recognized at the 2022 Back-to-School Kick Off event on Friday, August 19, 2022.