Leeds Teacher Honored With Surprise "Teacher of the Year"

Sioux City, IA (ABC9 News) - Longtime Leeds Elementary School teacher Jamey Bryce got a big surprise at school this afternoon.

Sioux City has named Bryce its teacher of the year.

His own colleagues nominated him, saying he is a dedicated teacher who is always there for both his students and his coworkers.

Bryce says he was shocked that they honored him with the award.

"No, it never crossed my mind," says Bryce. "I just come in and I do my job. But it's an extreme honor, so thank you. And I know we have wonderful teachers here in the Sioux City District and I'm honored to be one."

District officials say they plan on nominating Bryce for the Iowa Teacher of the Year.


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