Kim Evavold-Bolf, a teacher at Lakewood Elementary, was the recipient of the 2019 Goldfine Gold Star Teacher Award Wednesday night at Lincoln Park Middle School Auditorium.

Evavold-Bolf was nominated by Lakewood Elementary principal Darren Sheldon who said he's never met a teacher who could understand and connect with students better than her. Evavold-Bolf was presented with a trophy and a $5,000 check.

Manley and Lillian Goldfine established a fund for the Gold Star Teacher Award in 2006 through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, to honor inspirational Duluth public school teachers for their dedication, skills and hard work. Last year, secondary school teachers were nominated for the award; this year elementary teachers were nominated.