SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) – The Sioux City Community School District named its Teacher of the Year for the 2020 school year.
He’s Luis Lemus, a dual language teacher at Irving Dual Language Elementary.
In a dual language school like Irving, where half the day is taught in English and half the day is taught in Spanish, there’s a language learning curve for both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.
School officials say Lemus understands this learning curve, first-hand.
He came to the United States as a young boy fluent in Spanish with limited English speaking abilities. But, he learned how to think and communicate in English.
Lemus wants to help his students do the same.
Lemus has been with the Sioux City Community School District for 11 years.