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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.

On Wednesday, Glasgow was honored as Missouri’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year during a surprise assembly at the school.

Student Growth Measures Added to Improve Instruction

Beginning this school year, public schools will use student growth data as a factor when evaluating teachers and principals.

“The process of evaluation serves multiple purposes,” said Paul Katnik, assistant commissioner for the Office of Educator Quality. “The most important purpose is to help teachers and principals become more effective and ultimately improve student learning.”