Dr. Tom Green of Northwest AEA was presented with the Dan Chavez Beyond the Horizon Award at the Iowa Culture & Language Conference last week. He received this award in front of 400 colleagues who share his passion for ELL students.

This award is presented to a person who has demonstrated extraordinary effort on behalf of the immigrant, refugee, and non-English speaking population of Iowa. This person also advocates for new Iowans in an area of need, such as social services, education, workforce development or housing. Award winners also have made a difference by initiating beneficial change in policies, structure, or processes and have left a lasting mark on Iowa’s human landscape.

Tom has done all of this and more in his services to schools, students and families. Congratulations, Tom!