Daoust receives Teacher of the Year award


November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A man with ties to Atlantic has received the 2012 Teacher of the Year award from the Shenandoah Community School District. Brian Daoust, graduated from the Atlantic High School in 1995. He received his degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and has been teaching Social Studies and Broadcasting at the Middle School in Shenandoah, for the past four or five years. Prior to that, he taught at Central Lyon Community School District.

The award was presented to Daoust during the annual American Education Week reception, held Wednesday, at the Shenandoah Middle School. In a form nominating him for the award, it was noted “Brian is the type of teacher and coach who goes above and beyond the call of duty.” He is said to be “…Innovative, and willing to go to great lengths to get things done to make programs work.”

Daoust created a broadcasting class several years ago at the school. His idea, coupled with community support, allowed a broadcasting booth to be built in the back corner of his classroom. Several of his broadcasting students have won state recognition. It was also noted that Daoust is a dedicated father and husband, with high moral values.

Brian Daoust is the son of Mark Daoust, in Atlantic.