Southwest Region Districts
Southwest Region Events
Chuck Martin, Bolivar R-1
Elizabeth Hailey, Jasper
Lana Moore, Mt. Vernon
Sharon Terry, Retired
Amanda Bradshaw, Mt. Vernon
Sharon Terry, Retired
In an effort to stream line the award process, and reach more members, the Southwest Region is implementing a new nomination procedure effective immediately. Educator, Rookie, and Associate of the Year Awards will no longer be self-nominating.
CTAs are encouraged to nominate one member in each of the categories. An easy to complete Google Form will be used for each submission. A letter of recommendation will be supplied by the CTA on behalf of the nominiee. Letters may be requested from any individual, except a current member of the Southwest Board of Directors. Upon receipt of the form from the CTA, the nominee will be contacted to provide a brief personal narrative.
The SWRTA Awards Committee will continue to evaluate and score all submissions.
SWRTA will present up to two awards for Educator of the Year: one to an Elementary (Pre-K thru 6th grade) and one to a Secondary (7th thru 12th grade). Elementary and Secondary Educator of the Year recipients will receive a plaque, $500 and $250 to the educator’s CTA.
Rookie Educator of the Year recipient will receive a plaque and a $250 cash award. Applicants must not have taught more than five years.
The recipient of the Associate Member of the Year will receive a plaque and a $250 cash award.
All nominees must be current members of the state MSTA and local CTA organizations. Educator nominees must be full-time and certfield. SWRTA Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for five years after serving on the board. Those whom have received an award in a specific category are not eligible to be nominated in that category again.
If there is someone in your community who has given a lot of time and resources to the cause of education, you may nominate them for Friend of Education. You may nominate an individual, a group or a business that has supported education in your community.
Previously awarded individuals, groups and/or businesses are not eligible.
Awards will be presented at the Spring TEPS, April 11, 2019 at the Double Tree Convention Center, Springfield, MO. You must be present to win.
All applications must be submitted electronically by February 25, 2019
Please direct any questions or comments to the SWRTA Event Coordinator, Lisa Christianson at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 417-234-7914.
The Southwest Region Teachers Association will award up to five grants of $500 each to be used for instructional materials. These non-renewable grants are to reward MSTA educators of the SW Region for excellence in teaching. To be eligible, you must be a full-time certified teacher whose duties are primarily teaching, a member of your local CTA and a member of the Missouri State Teachers association. Guidance counselors and librarians are eligible. Only one application may be submitted per member. Members who have received a grant within the past 5 years are not eligible.
The grant recipients will be announced at the 2018 Fall TEPS dinner. A representative from the winner’s CTA must be present to accept the award.
Fall 2018 TEPS information: