Recipients of the 2017 Unsung Heroes of MSTA Award were chosen by the MSTA field service coordinators and were celebrated at the annual Convention. The award recognizes those who have made a substantive, yet unrecognized, contribution to MSTA and our mission to advocate for and empower public educators so they can teach. These people are admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. We will share profiles of the honorees each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in January and February.
Jeanie Meyer Jeans
School District: Lincoln County R-3
School Building: Claude Brown Elementary
Grade/Subject Taught: Reading Specialist, K-5
Years teaching: This is year 27
Years in MSTA: 27
What is one of your goals for this year?
My goal is for all of my students to reach all of their personal goals in Reading. I want them to see themselves as readers and learners. I want them to love reading and understand that reading opens so many doors for them in their educational journey.
What would make this the Best Year Ever?
It is already the Best Year Ever. I work in an amazing building, surrounded and supported by equally amazing people. I absolutely love, love, love my job. I get to teach children to read and it doesn’t get much better than that 🙂
Why did you want to be involved with MSTA leadership?
I wanted to be one of the voices for those who may need it…the ones who aren’t able to or can’t speak up….I wanted to be one of the people who helped make positive change or help find solutions within our District.
What is something on your bucket list?
Really would like to sky dive 🙂
How do you like to spend your free time?
My free time is spent with husband of almost 24 years, Lance and Sarah, our 16 year old daughter. She is our whole entire world. She’s a very busy girl and we wouldn’t have it any other way….You’ll find us on the road for Volleyball or pulling our horse trailer to horse shows or lessons….We know we only have a few more precious years with Sarah before she leaves for College, so we will cherish every moment we have with her.
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