The Seiffert Family Teacher Appreciation Fund has been established to honor exceptional teachers at Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. The Seifferts are a family of educators. Bill Seiffert taught sociology at Hempstead for 37 years, retiring in 2010. His wife, Deb, was the librarian at Northeast Iowa Community College for 36 years, retiring in 2016. Their son, Andrew, is a music educator, and his wife, Alex, is a special education instructor, in Minnesota. Their daughter, Betsy, is an engineering professor in Florida. It is the Seiffert family wish to recognize educators who have gone above and beyond their job description to reach students and support their learning.