Greenwood Elementary teacher Bridget Iliff has been named a winner of RBC Wealth Management’s Tribute to Teachers contest, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management and the University of Minnesota hockey team.
The contest asked students and parents to submit a 150-word nomination honoring their favorite teacher, explaining how he or she has made a difference in their own or their child’s academic experience.
“This recognition is long overdue! Bridget is a gifted teacher. She is that rare combination of nurturing and strict, creating a safe environment for all kids to learn and develop,” wrote Iliff’s nominator. “We attribute our son’s time with Bridget as a pivotal year in his development, which has allowed him to go forward and become the successful and happy kid that he is today.”
Iliff was awarded $500 in “classroom cash” to put toward educational materials, as well as two tickets to a future Golden Gophers hockey game, where she will be recognized for her commitment to making a difference in the classroom. Goldy the Gopher helped present the award to Iliff in her classroom on Monday, May 18.
“We knew that there were many deserving teachers in the area,” said Martha Baumbach, director of community affairs for RBC Wealth Management. “Both the impressive number and quality of nominations that were submitted proves that special teachers are shaping the lives of young people each day in the Twin Cities.”
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