Jan Seitz, Mound City R-II
Outstanding Rural Building Administrator Jan Seitz Mound City R-II School District “I want to do what is best for kids!” That is Jan Seitz’s motto in her role as the Mound City R-II Elementary and Middle School . . .
Patricia Phillips, Bronaugh R-VII
Outstanding Rural District Administrator Ms. Patricia Phillips Bronaugh R-VII School District In Patricia Phillips own words, “Public Education is more than a career to me; it is my life’s passion. I firmly believe that . . .
Julie Forkner, Bronaugh R-VII
Outstanding Rural Elementary Teacher Julie Forkner Bronaugh R-VII School District Julie Forkner is a teacher who does not take her duties lightly and gives 110% to her job. Now in her 17 th year as a valued member of . . .
Carrie Livengood, Tarkio R-I
Outstanding Rural Middle School Teacher Carrie Livengood Tarkio R-I School District When you ask most students at Tarkio to describe Carrie Livengood, they use such words as funny, awesome, smart, organized, helpful, and . . .
Janet Barton, North St. Francois Co. R-I
Outstanding Rural School Board Member Janet Barton North St. Francois Co. R-I School District When administrators and teachers are asked about “what makes a great board member” they will collectively answer “one who . . .
Taneyville R-II School District
Outstanding Rural School District Taneyville R-II Taneyville, Missouri Taneyville R-II School District “Home of the Tigers,” is a small, rural district located in Taney County, in Southern Missouri. The town of . . .
Jared Werges, Johnson Co. R-VII
Outstanding Rural Secondary Teacher Jared Werges Johnson County R-VII School District Jared Werges has been educating young people for the last five years in the Crest Ridge High School. Mr. Werges teaching experiences . . .
Lauren Zitelman, Bronaugh R-VII
Outstanding Rural Secondary Student Lauren Zitelman Santa Fe R-X School District A student of high standards, an achiever in academics, extra-curricular activities, school organizations and especially in life is Lauren . . .
Gayle Donley, Aurora R-VIII
Outstanding Rural Support Staff Member Gayle Donley Aurora R-VIII School District The English language does not contain enough glowing phrases and adjectives to describe the impact that Gayle Donley brings to the support . . .