The 2017-18 Susan Asklof Enthusiasm Award was presented to Nic Hoover at the West Des Moines Community School’s welcome back celebration on Monday, Aug. 21. Nic is a third-grade teacher at Clive Learning Academy.
WDMCS Community Education began giving this award in memory of Susan Asklof, the district’s wellness supervisor from 1986-91. Susan helped many students and staff understand the importance and reward of a healthy lifestyle. The recipient of this award is an employee who exemplifies her amazing qualities: Lives Life Fully, Loves Unconditionally, Learns with Joy, Laughs Heartily, and Leaves a Legacy.
Here is excerpt from Nick’s nomination form:
“When people think of Clive Learning Academy, they think of Nic. He is always willing to lend a helping hand or listening ear. He co-sponsors Student Council and Circle of Friends, is in charge of PBIS, serves as the WDMEA representative, and has served on countless other committees. Whether earning his master’s degree with coworkers or leading through the implementation of New Tech, Nic is always up for a new challenge and approaches everything with a positive attitude. He makes a lasting impact on students because of his dedication to making them feel important and like they belong to the school community.”