Dostal is Technology Educator of the Year
Treva Dostal, technology facilitator at Pierce, has been honored as the K-12 Educator of the Year by the AIM Institute. Dostal received her award at AIM’s Technology Celebration Awards in Omaha on Tuesday, April 17 at the CenturyLink Center. Dostal was nominated for the award by Kris Coan and John Blaylock of Northeast Community College with letters of recommendation from others. She was accompanied at the banquet and awards ceremony by her husband, Russ Dostal, and her sister, Sue Hoefener, of Pierce.
AIM is a non-profit organization of businesses, colleges, schools, and economic development partners that empowers communities, organizations, and individuals through information technology. Its Technology Celebration Awards are presented annually to companies, individuals, educators, and students for outstanding contributions to Nebraska’s thriving information technology scene. This year’s keynote speaker was Josh Linkner, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners.
Dostal has been teaching at Pierce for eight years, and has 24 years of teaching experience in total. Besides being a classroom teacher and technology facilitator, she manages Pierce High’s one-to-one computer program and works with integrating technology with curriculum. She works with the Technology Academy of Northeast Nebraska through NECC as a teacher and facilitator to bring technology literacy to many students in the area, and is the robotics coach at Pierce High.