Denfeld social studies teacher receives Greg Irons Award

Denfeld social studies teacher Kiah Tremble was honored with the Greg Irons Award Thursday afternoon. The Greg Irons Award awards $500 each year to a member of Duluth Public Schools who exemplifies the work of Greg Irons.

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Kiah was nominated for the award by Principal Tom Tusken. “She understands the importance of representation and how that can help students that have not had much of it in Duluth,” said Tusken. “She has firsthand experience of the inequities created by society and education in general and in Duluth and our public schools specifically. Kiah is dedicated to equity and changing the systems that were designed with bias by working within them with our next generation of citizens and future leaders.”

Irons was a lifelong Duluthian and a graduate of Duluth East High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth. In high school and college, he excelled on athletic fields as well as in his classrooms. He was employed by the Duluth Public Schools as a science teacher, minority student tutor and athletic coach. Greg Irons devoted his professional and personal life to teaching, serving, and providing all students, including those with special needs, with opportunities for success.