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2023 MARE/MO K-8 Conference - Thank You for Making This our Best Event Ever!

Special thanks to all of those who attended and supported the 2023 MARE/MO K-8 Conference on October 18-20, 2023! We had an awesome conference!  Overall, we had 279 attendees, 85 Exhibitor Booths (200 vendor representatives), and 77 presenters.  Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors listed below:


Platinum Level ($2,000.00) – Claim Care, Inc., Coryell Roofing, EdCounsel, LLC, FTJ/MEUHP, iCEV, Mike Keith Insurance, MOCAAT & Veregy


Gold Level ($1,500.00) – Hirefox, LLC, L.J. Hart & Company, Penmac Education Staffing, Performance Services, SIC Midwest & Software Unlimited


Silver Level ($1,000.00) – Curriculum Associates, Family Heritage, Fox Blocks by Airlite Plastics, GRP WEGMAN, Guin Mundorf, LLC, Haddock Education Technologies, Mickes O’Toole, LLC, Missouri Educator’s Trust, Navitas, Raptor Technologies, Renaissance Learning, Inc., Reynolds Construction & Roofing, Schneider Electric, STEP Up, Stifel, Trane U.S. Inc., Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C., University of Central Missouri & Wagner Portrait Group


Bronze Level ($600.00) – Audio Acoustics, Capstone Insurors (Acrisure Partner), Center for Rural Education (MSU), Gilmore & Bell, P.C., Inter-State Studio, McKinstry, Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Midwest Transit Equipment, Opaa! Food Management & rootEd Missouri


Next year’s conference is scheduled on October 16-18, 2024 at the Lodge of Four Seasons!  Put this on your calendar now and join us as we learn and grow together!


MARE/MO K-8 recognized the following individuals during the Conference Awards Luncheon on October 19, 2023 - (Congratulations to all!)


Outstanding Rural Support Staff Member – Ashley Steffens, Altenburg #48

Outstanding Rural Teacher Award – Lisa Pitts, Spokane R-VII

Outstanding Rural Administrator Award – Dr. Karl Janson, Cabool R-IV

Outstanding Rural School District Award – Humansville R-IV

MO K-8 Administrator of the Year – Jenny Ulrich, Lonedell R-14

MARE/MO K-8 Friend of Rural Education – Dr. Margret (Maggie) Anderson