Whiting High School's special education and culinary teacher, Truman Solverud, has recently won the Everyday Champion Award from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Solverud has spent nearly 30 years working in the restaurant industry before switching paths and becoming an educator.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) will recognize three individuals, an educator, administrator, and a parent or caregiver, who have shown achievements in remote learning during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

The educator who wins the award is someone who has provided impactful services so as to advance the success of students with learning and attention issues.

The NCLD chose the winner of the award based on the educator’s dedication to students and their ability to use a range of approaches to learning

The Everyday Champion Award comes with a $5,000 prize. Solverud will be honored at a virtual event hosted by the NCLD on December 9.

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