Recipients of the 2017 Unsung Heroes of MSTA Award were chosen by the MSTA field service coordinators and were celebrated at the annual Convention. The award recognizes those who have made a substantive, yet unrecognized, contribution to MSTA and our mission to advocate for and empower public educators so they can teach. These people are admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. We will share profiles of the honorees each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in January and February.
School District: Mexico Public Schools
School Building: Eugene Field Elementary school
Grade/Subject Taught: 4th grade teacher
Years teaching: 28
Years in MSTA: 28
What is one of your goals for this year?
One of my goals this year is to raise my student’s reading levels by at least 3 levels from where they started at the beg of the year.
What would make this the Best Year Ever?
If all my students would continue to set personal goals that they can reach weekly.
How did you get involved with MSTA?
I was a member of SMSTA when I was in college at MU.
Why did you want to be involved with MSTA leadership?
I like to help people get things done.
How has MSTA helped your career?
I’ve become a leader in my building and district by attending leadership training.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to become more involved with MSTA?
Go for it. We always need more people to get involved in activities we do.
What is something on your bucket list?
To go on a cruise with my husband.
What is something about you that would surprise your students?
I love to go snow skiing.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Knitting prayer shawls.
What is your favorite school lunch?
If you were a baseball player, what would your walk-up song be?
Believe by Cher
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