The Missouri State Teachers Association supports the rehiring of Dr. Margie Vandeven as the Missouri Commissioner of Education. Dr. Vandeven is a proven leader and this decision by the State Board of Education is a step forward for Missouri students, families and communities.
Earlier this year, MSTA Past President Tonni Schmidt addressed the State Board of Education, urging the board to hire a leader who would listen to Missouri educators and work alongside them to deliver a quality education. Dr. Vandeven will again put students ahead of politics as we work together to move Missouri forward.
MSTA would like to thank Dr. Roger Dorson for his time serving as interim Commissioner of Education, and his ability to continue to push DESE to support effective educators.