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Missouri Association of Rural Education


2002 Outstanding Rural Board Member

Chris McCloud

has spent the last five years serving his community and school as a School Board member working to improve and support the Kingsville R-I School District.  Even before his election to the school board, Mr. McCloud was a strong supporter . . .

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2002 Outstanding Rural Building Administrator

William Smart

has dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the education of America's youth at the Cole Camp R-I School District.  Beginning as a classroom instructor and then moving to the position of High School Principal.  Mr. Smart has the . . .

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2002 Outstanding Rural District Administrator

W. Ray Shoaf

is currently the Superintendent of Scott County Central School District near Sikeston, MO.  Mr. Shoaf is completing his twenty-second year as the superintendent.  His professional career includes serving as a fifth grader instructor . . .

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2002 Outstanding Rural Elementary Teacher

Laura Shifflet

has been a member of the Kings City R-I School District for the past 18 years.  Mrs. Shifflet's commitment to her professional area of art instruction as well as her desire to work towards district-established goals has been astounding. . . .

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2002 Outstanding Rural Secondary Teacher

Juanita Peaslee

is currently the secondary science instructor with the Crest Ridge R-VII School District in Centerview, Missouri.  For the past 38 years, Mrs. Peaslee has practiced her craft of nourishing the education of children.  Always the . . .

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2002 Outstanding Rural Support Staff Member

Paulena Midles

is currently the secretary to the Superintendent as well as the school district bookkeeper.  A position she has held for the last 22 years.  "Shining Star," "the glue," "good friend," "caring individual," and "loyality" are words . . .

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