Excellence in Education Awards » Excellence in Education Awards

Excellence in Education Awards

Nominations for for the Missouri Public Charter School Association’s Excellence in Education Awards 2020 are now CLOSED! These awards recognize individuals, teams and schools that are proven leaders in innovative and inspirational approaches to education.
 
 
Congratulations to all 2020 Finalists! Winners will be announced at the award dinners.
 
                 St. Louis                                                                     Kansas City
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Carolyn Jordan, The Biome School                                         Vonnchet Clark, Academy for Integrated Arts
Mattie Lucas, KIPP: Wisdom                                                         Haley Hurst, Academy for Integrated Arts
Martine McGull, North Side Community School                                        Ciera Kelley, University Academy    
 Middle/High Teacher of the Year
Jessica Mayberry, Gateway Science Academy                                    Spencer Burke, Frontier - Innovation
Shannon Michel, Gateway Science Academy                           Stacey Hinckle, Crossroads Charter School
Catherine Van Winkle, Gateway Science Academy                                 Angela Roshiem, KC International

Staff/Team Member of the Year
Travis Armknecht, Grand Center Arts Academy                                    John Gresham, University Academy
Jeanne Kriss, Lift for Life Academy                                                       Michelle Marble, Frontier-Innovation
Brian Schick, Gateway Science Academy                                      Arica Miller, Academy for Integrated Arts                                                                                                                                          Bethany Brown, University Academy

 
School Leader of the Year
Meghan Hill, St. Louis Language Immersion School                            Nicole Goodman, Scuola Vita Nuova
Susan Marino, Lafayette Preparatory Academy                                           Tony Kline, University Academy
Sarah Ranney, Lafayette Preparatory Academy                                              Tysie McDowell, Crossroads

 
Interested in sponsoring the St. Louis Excellence in Education Awards? Click Here​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ and contact Edie Barnard​​​​​​​.
St. Louis Excellence in Education Awards
August 4, 2020
Time: TBD
 
Kansas City Excellence in Education Awards
August 6, 2020
Time: TBD
 
 
Objectives
 
  • To recognize excellent practices in education
  • To encourage teacher retention and build enthusiasm for careers in education
  • To increase awareness of recognition of Charter Public Schools
 
Awards/Criteria
 
  • Charter School Leader of the Year ($10,000)
    • ​​​​​​​Charter public school lead administrators (Executive Director, Superintendent, Principal). Award dollars are provided to the individual, not the school.
  • ​​​​​​​Charter School Team Member of the Year ($10,000)
    • ​​​​​​​Charter public school administrative staff or team member (Development Director, Chief Financial Officer, Business Manager, Social Worker, Counselor, Assistant Principal, Communications Director, etc.). Award dollars are provided to the individual, not the school.
  • Charter School Middle/High School Teacher of the Year ($10,000)
    • ​​​​​​​Charter public school teachers providing instruction in grades 6 through 12. Award dollars are provided to the individual, not the school.
  • Charter School Elementary Teacher of the Year ($10,000)
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Charter public school teachers providing instruction in grades PreK through 5. Award dollars are provided to the individual, not the school.
  • Charter School Innovative Team of the Year ($5,000 - 2 awards granted)
    • ​​​​​​​Teams working in charter public schools designing, implementing and demonstrating the success of an innovative practice. Award dollars are provided to the school who has the discretion of how money is used.