A former kindergarten teacher has been named the Dyersville Chamber’s “Woman of the Year”. Jeanne Coppola received the honor at the Chamber’s Annual Women’s Night event Wednesday night.
Coppola was nominated for several reasons – but the one that probably stands out in most people’s memories is her 35 years of teaching kindergarten students in Dyersville. She may have retired just a little over a decade ago, but she told KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker that those years of teaching are still fresh in her mind.
In addition to teaching, Coppola served ten years on the Western Dubuque School Board. And she’s been involved with such organizations as the Dyersville Area Community Foundation, Girl Scouts and the Dyersville Campaign for Grade Level Reading – just to name a few. Coppola says volunteering is an important part of her life.
Coppola was chosen as “Woman of the Year” from seven nominees, including Joyce Bries, Julie Bries, Martina Bockenstedt, Kaleann Means, Judy Westemeier and Donna Wilhelm.
(photos courtesy of Dyersville Chamber)