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MonAug 31, 2020

MSTA Congratulates Executive Director Steve Yoakum on Retirement

August 31st, 2020|Categories: Association News|

The Missouri State Teachers Association congratulates Executive Director Steve Yoakum on his announced retirement from the Public School & Education Employee Retirement Systems. Under Steve’s leadership, Missouri members benefited from modernization of the system and [...]

MonAug 31, 2020

MSTA Member Named Finalist for 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

August 31st, 2020|Categories: Association News|

Congratulations, MSTA member Rebecca Wynne! The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has announced that seven educators have advanced as finalists for the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year award. Those finalists include: Ashlyn [...]

FriAug 21, 2020

MSTA says exempting teachers from quarantine requirements is irresponsible

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Association News|Tags: |

COLUMBIA, MO: Yesterday new guidance was given by the Trump administration declaring teachers to be “critical infrastructure workers.” The result of listing teachers alongside nurses and police officers is that they could be exempt from [...]

WedAug 19, 2020

State Board of Education adopts Substitute Teacher Emergency Rule

August 19th, 2020|Categories: Association News|Tags: |

The State Board of Education passed a temporary emergency rule creating an alternative path to becoming a substitute teacher in Missouri. Currently in order to obtain a substitute teacher certificate, an applicant must complete the [...]

TueAug 18, 2020

4 MSTA Members Named 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

August 18th, 2020|Categories: Association News|Tags: |

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the names of 15 semifinalists for the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, 4 of which are current MSTA members. The Teacher of the Year program [...]

MonAug 17, 2020

Distance Learning Resources

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Professional Development, Resources, Your Career|Tags: |

MSTA member Misty Grandel was part of a workgroup that helped DESE develop online learning modules for Missouri teachers to learn best practices for distance learning. She discusses these resources in an interview with Deana [...]

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