The following teachers were nominated for the Regional Teacher of the Year Program by their school district or communities. Three of them will be selected to represent the region as 2017-2018 Regional Teachers.
Baylee Burk, Ozark R-VI
Megan Collins, Norwood R-I
Matt Crutcher, Fair Grove R-III
Joy Grabeel, Dallas County R-I
Stephanie Guffey, Bakersfield R-4
Priscilla Halbrook, Taneyville R-II
Emily Hartman, Willard
Collin Lyerla, Forsyth R-III
Jill Maddux, Dallas county R-I
Emily McDaris, Hartville R-II
Shannon Pagan, Branson
Courtney Pybass, Walnut Grove R-V
Raquel Renae (Kelli) Johnson, Mountain Grove R-III
Rhonda Rittenhouse, Hollister R-V
Kristine Vanscoy, Spokane R-VII
*There were a total of 24 nominees from our region. The above noted list represents those teachers who expressed their willingness to be included in the on-line recognition list.
In 2016, Sandy Humbyrd from Hollister RV was selected as a regional teacher of the year for Southwest Missouri through the Agency for Teaching, Leading, & Learning. She went on to be selected as a state finalist for the Missouri Teacher of the Year.
2016 Regional Teachers of the Year
Sandy Humbyrd, Hollister
Sandy is an instructional coach for Hollister RV School District. In 2016, she was selected as one of the Regional Teachers of the Year for Southwest Missouri. She went on to become one of the seven state finalists for the Missouri Teacher of the Year.
Tiffany Jones, Nixa
Tiffany is a Jr. High math teacher for Nixa Public Schools. She is one of the 2016 Regional Teachers of the Year.
Shannon Waldo, Billings
Shannon Waldo is a Music teacher from Billings. She is one of the Regional Teachers of the Year for Southwest Missouri.