Dr. LuAnn Haase receives 2022 Iowa Outstanding Leader/Educator Award

Group of education faculty celebrating Haase's award

Dr. LuAnn Haase, program coordinator for Master of Arts in Teaching Initial Licensure programs at Morningside University, received the 2022 Iowa Outstanding Leader/Educator Award from the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) at the IACTE Spring Conference in Ames, Iowa on Friday, April 1.haase award 2022

Haase came to Morningside in 2011 and has served in multiple leadership roles supporting all facets of graduate and undergraduate teacher education at Morningside. In addition to her role as program coordinator for Master of Arts in Teaching Initial Licensure programs, Haase has served as the Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education, teacher intern program coordinator, teacher education department chair, associate professor, and project director for the Project Proficient Grant. Prior to working at Morningside, Haase served in leadership roles at the Sioux City Community School District. She earned her BA at the University of Northern Iowa, MS and K-12 Administration endorsement at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Ed.D. at the University of Nebraska Omaha-Lincoln Joint Doctoral program.

“Dr. Haase has given more than four decades of service to the field of education in Iowa with enthusiasm, hard work, expertise, courage, and above all, compassion for students. Her career in K-12 has touched many lives through her work as a teacher, counselor, and administrator,” Dr. Kelly Chaney, Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education, wrote in her nomination letter. “She has a long record of achievements that include service on committees at the local, regional, and state levels; research and publications; and innovation in program and curriculum design in higher education.

The Iowa Outstanding Leader/Educator Award honor nominees who have fostered the development of teacher education throughout a career in the PreK-Grade 12 setting and in institutes of higher education, contributed to teacher education through research, program development or publishing, served as an advocate for teacher education preparation in Iowa or at the regional or national levels, or demonstrated a significant service to Iowa teacher education programs and the wider academy of teacher education preparation. IACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.