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Blue Springs Elementary Teacher Named Missouri's Teacher of the Year

Linda Glasgow knew at a young age that education was her calling.

“I played school and was always the teacher, volunteered to teach younger children at church, mothered my siblings and neighborhood children and worked at a childcare center in high school,” said Glasgow, a third-grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary School in Blue Springs.

Missouri STEM Educator Innovator Award Winners

Congratulations to 10 Missouri educators who were recently honored as Missouri STEM Educator Innovator award winners! These 10 were recognized by the Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition and Monsanto for using innovative techniques to teach and inspire students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The winners were: 

  • Cana Conrow, Fayette High School
  • Garrett Lowder, Nixa
  • Tracie Summerville, Rockwood Summit High School 
  • Pattie Balano Blue Springs South High School 
  • Connie Shoemaker, Rolla High School 
  • Melanie Utterback, Community R-VI 
  • Clifford Amen, Parkway West High School 
  • Daniel Barton, John Burroughs 
  • Brett Kisker, Liberty North High School 
  • Mark McAllister, Lafayette High School

Third Grade Teacher from O'Fallon Wins Prestigious Milken Award

Jessica Karll, a third grade teacher at Discovery Ridge Elementary School in O’Fallon, has been named the winner of a Milken Educator Award that includes an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000. 

Hazelwood Journalism Teach Named Missouri Teacher of the Year

Chris Holmes grew up watching his father teach college literature and composition, noticing the difference his dad made in the lives of his students. That experience, combined with the influences of teachers in high school and college, forged a teacher who tries to emulate those who inspired him.