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2021 MARE/MO K-8 Conference Report

Special thanks to all of those who attended and supported the 2021 MARE/MO K-8 Conference on October 20-22, 2021!  We had a great time "Learning & Growing Together."  We had 223 attendees, 75 Exhibitor Booths (130 vendor representatives) and 58 presenters.


Huge thanks to the following very generous level sponsors:


Platinum Level  - EdCounsel, Veregy, Global Learning Accelerator, Mike Keith Insurance & OTC/RootEd


Gold Level - Claim Care, Forrest T. Jones, GRP Wegman, L.J. Hart & Company, MASA Medical Transport, Poettker Construction Company & Software Unlimited


Silver Level - CSD Retirement Trust, Excel Energy Group, Guin Mundorf, MET/Gallagher, Mickes O'Toole, Performance Services, Stifel, Superior Industrial Coatings, Trane U.S. Inc., Tueth Keeney & UMB Bank

Bronze Level - Boardworks, Erate Program LLC, Inter-State Studio, McKinstry, Midwest Transit Equipment, Opaa! Food Management, Ozark School Benefits Association, Raymond James, Schneider Electric, ServPro, Slate XP (LearnSafe) & STEP Up Consulting

Jamestown C-1 School District (Board Member, Rick Whitson) was selected to receive the $500.00 check sponsored by Veregy (Formerly CTS Group).  Funds awarded are to be utilized by the district for student or staff needs! 


Next year's conference is scheduled on October 19-21, 2022 at the Lodge of Four Seasons!  Put this on your calendar now and be a part of this growing event! 

Congratulations to the following individuals recognized during the Conference Awards Luncheon on October 21, 2021:

Outstanding Rural Support Staff Member - Teresa McKown - Missouri City #56

Outstanding Rural Teacher Award - Josh Bondy - Paris R-II

Outstanding Rural Administrator Award - Cathy Shoup - Willard Public Schools

Outstanding Rural School District Award - Spokane R-VII - Highlandville

MO K-8 Administrator of the Year - Andrea Hieronymus

MARE/MO K-8 Friend of Rural Education - Larry Hart