Quick Links
Skip to main contentSkip to navigation

Missouri Association of Rural Education



Ajax Loading Image


Krystle Norma Annie Brechbuhler

2011 Howard Heidbrink Scholarship

Krystle Norma Annie Brechbuhler is a graduate of Aurora High School, Aurora, Missouri.  She is currently attending Drury University - Springfield, Missouri, working on a major in Music Education.

Krystle shares that her desire to teach in a rural community stems from her upbringing.  "I always enjoyed school and worked to absorb everything I could.  I began aiding my mother in her kindergarten classroom when I was in the third grade.  Helping others learn came naturally, and I knew my vocation immediately.  Education is everything, especially in rural towns like Aurora, Missouri."

Krystle goes on to share that education leads to innovation.  Who knows what the future students of Aurora might bring to the World?  One of my hopes as a prospective educator is to inspire my students to be passionate about something.

One of her college instructors shares that Ms. Brechbuhler is a very goal driven student.  She is very decisive and eager to work as a teacher.  Krystal pulls heavily from some wonderful teachers she has had in her past, including her own mother.  Her writing reflects that she has garnered wise advice from former teachers and she uses that knowledge to create solutions while problem solving.

One of her former teachers/administrators shares that Annie is a responsible, enthusiastic, and competent young woman.  Her leadership qualities, cooperativeness, and ability to work well with others made her a standout in our school and in the community.

Following the philosophy that one should "Continue to learn throughout ones life and that Knowledge truly is power," we congratulate Krystle Brechbuhler as the 2011 recipient of the Howard Heidbrink Scholarship.