Unsung Hero: Jessica Myers

2019-01-23T13:32:54+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: MSTA People, Unsung Heroes|0 Comments

Recipients of the 2018 Unsung Heroes of MSTA Award are chosen by the MSTA field service coordinators. 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 recipients are admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

Some factors of consideration for selecting these individuals may include:
• Individual leadership style
• Understanding of MSTA’s mission
• Actions which reflect MSTA’s mission
• Commitment and follow through to the leadership role and CTA
• Service beyond the CTA to children, their school district, the community, or MSTA.
• Interpersonal and communication skills.
• Creative thinking and problem solving.
• Ability to handle crisis or extreme circumstances in their role as CTA leader.


Jessica Myers

School district: Troy R-3

School building: Claude Brown Elementary and Main Street Elementary

Grade/subject taught: 1st through 5th Special Education

Years in MSTA: 12 years

What is one of your goals for this year?

Personally: to continue to work on my diet/exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Professionally: slow down and keep myself organized

Without using the words “teacher” or “educator,” what would your job title be?

Educational Diagnostician/Site Coordinator

What four people, living or dead, would you like to invite to a dinner party?

My dad, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, and Kelly Clarkson

What is something on your bucket list?

Sky dive

What would be the name of the movie about your life?

Mom of Berners!

What’s your favorite school lunch?

Rectangle Pizza

What’s the funniest thing a student has ever said to you?

This is hard . . . just recently I was testing a student in Reading for Special Education. He came across the word liberty and said “I know that word from the commercial!” and began to sing the Liberty Mutual song.  🙂

What advice would you give to your younger self in your first year as an educator?

Things may get hard at times but you will get through it and become a better person in the end

Central Methodist University