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Awards & Honors

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Joplin High School Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Award

Tobin Schultz, a social studies teacher and varsity football defensive coordinator at Joplin High School, was surprised with a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000.

Fenton Educator Named Missouri Teacher of the Year

Jamie Manker, a social studies teacher and department chair at Rockwood Summit High School, has been selected as the 2013-2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Jamie and six state finalists will be honored at a banquet to be held Oct. 21, 2013.

2014 Pioneers in Education

Four individuals were honored July 28, 2014, as Pioneers in Education for their commitment and contribution to public education in Missouri. The 2013 Pioneers in Education are: Dr. Robert Bartman, Kansas City; David Harrison, Springfield; Juanita Peaslee, Centerview; Marilyn Stewart, Kirkwood.