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Gail B. Wortmann (IA '01)


At the time of the Award, Gail B. Wortmann was:

Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA

Subject(s) taught: Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Anatomy
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Gail Wortmann, retired developer and teacher of Anatomy and Physiology at Iowa Learning Online and Iowa Wesleyan University, ignited her students' passion for learning through a thematic, student-centered curriculum that incorporated real-world case studies and integrated cutting-edge technology. Not surprisingly, many of her students entered the health care profession after graduation. For many years, Mrs. Wortmann led students in a campaign to raise community awareness of organ and tissue donation through research, news articles and public service announcements. A member of several professional organizations, she mentors new teachers nationwide via the Web and e-mail and has given numerous presentations on integrating technology in the classroom. Mrs. Wortmann is National Board Certified, served as Iowa's 2001 Teacher of the Year, and is a past nominee of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Additional Information


1973 Iowa Wesleyan College, B.S.

Iowa State University, M.A.