Parental Advice Encourages Woman to Pursue Teaching, Later Wins Golden Apple Award
DES MOINES, Iowa -- In Iowa, there are more than 36,000 educators. Tristana Tigges began her career as a teacher six years ago but it took some persuading from her family. "She needed a little nudge here and there to help get her down the right road," says Tigges father Dale. Dale says he knew deep down that his daughter would be a great teacher. After all he says she has the characteristics of her late mother.