As many as two hundred teachers across Missouri will enhance their classroom instruction skills through a professional development opportunity offered by the Department. Teacher Academy focuses on student engagement, instructional strategies and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with other highly dedicated teachers in their region and throughout the state.
Five educators will be honored Monday, July 27, as Pioneers in Education for their commitment and contributions to public education in Missouri.
The Department will recognize the 2015 Pioneers during the 54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The ceremony will take place during a luncheon where more than 500 district leaders are expected to be in attendance.
Two Missouri teachers have been honored with a prestigious national award.
Kathleen Dwyer of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District and Ruth Knop from the Parkway School District were named winners of the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The annual award honors some of the country’s top science and mathematics teachers. The winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators.