EFCO, a Pella Corporation, is once again sponsoring the Teacher of the Month program in partnership with The Monett Times.
The program recognizes outstanding local teachers and rewards 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 be featured in the newspaper.
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, community members or fellow educators.
Nomination letters can be submitted to school offices, dropped off at The Monett Times office or emailed to Editor Lisa Schlichtman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will begin for the 2011-12 school year with the September Teacher of the Month. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 10.
The winning teacher will be announced in the newspaper each month following an 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.
Teachers honored in 2009-10 were:: 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.
Honorees for 2010-11 school year were: September Teacher of the Month, Marcus Wolf, Southwest Area Career Center instructor; October Teacher of the Month, Crystal Charles, Pierce City High School teacher; November Teacher of the Month, Vickie Bouchard, Monett Intermediate School special education teacher; December Teacher of the Month, Holly Knight, Trinity Lutheran School first grade teacher; January Teacher of the Month, Janene Kipers and Leigh Ann McRoberts, co-kindergarten teachers at St. Mary's Catholic School; February Teacher of the Month, Eileen Greer, first grade teacher at St. Lawrence Catholic School; March Teacher of the Month, Brittney Stoecklein, Monett Elementary kindergarten teacher; April Teacher of the Month, Danika White, Monett High School band director; and May Teacher of the Month, Jenny Watkins, Pierce City Central Elementary first grade teacher.
For more information about the Teacher of the Month program, e-mail email@example.com or call Schlichtman at The Monett Times office at 235-3135.