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.
School district: Carl Junction R-1
School building: Carl Junction High School
Grade/subject taught: 9-12 Chemistry and Physics
Years in MSTA: 32
What is one of your goals for this year?
To help students be successful.
Without using the words “teacher” or “educator,” what would your job title be?
What four people, living or dead, would you like to invite to a dinner party?
My paternal and maternal grandparents
What is something on your bucket list?
What’s the funniest thing a student has ever said to you?
“How do you know my parents? They didn’t go to school here.” From a student who didn’t realize that if you live in a community for 30-some years you meet a few people outside of the school.