EFCO, a Pella Corporation, is sponsoring a Teacher of the Month program in partnership with The Monett Times.
The program was created to recognize outstanding local teachers and reward them. Each month, the winning teacher will receive a recognition plaque and a check from EFCO in the amount of $250 to be used for classroom supplies. The teacher will also featured in the newspaper, and the winning nomination letter will be published.
Any public or private school teacher in Monett, Purdy, Verona, Pierce City or Freistatt is eligible for the award. Nominations can be made by students, parents or fellow educators.
Nomination letters should be submitted to school offices, and a representative from the newspaper will gather the letters from each participating school.
The program will begin for the 2010-11 school year with the September Teacher of the Month. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 10.
The winning teacher will be announced in the newspaper each month following a brief awards ceremony that will be held at the teacher's school. That awards presentation will be attended by representatives from EFCO and The Monett Times.
The Teacher of the Month program was launched during the second semester of the 2009-10 school year.
Last year's honored teachers included: March Teacher of the Month, Sarah Garbee, seventh and eighth grade communication arts teacher at Purdy Middle School; April Teacher of the Month, Melissa Powers, fifth grade teacher at Monett Intermediate School; and May Teacher of the Month, Crista Witt, sixth grade teacher at Verona Middle School.
For more information about the Teacher of the Month program, e-mail email@example.com or call The Monett Times office at 235-3135.