College of Ed honors City High principal

Iowa City High School principal John Bacon will be honored with the inaugural Yager Educational Accomplishment Award, the University of Iowa College of Education’s highest honor for a graduate. Bacon will receive the award at an invitation-only banquet Friday, April 22, hosted by the college.

The award, which comes with a $2,500 prize, is made possible through the generosity of UI science education professor emeritus Robert E. Yager, who received a Master of Science in 1953 and his doctorate in 1957, both from the UI College of Education. The college established the award to recognize graduates who have demonstrated significant accomplishment or innovation in the K–12 setting.

Bacon received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and his master’s degree in educational administration, both from the UI College of Education. His said his experiences in the college helped shape his beliefs about teaching and learning, and ignited a passion for public education.