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Joplin educator named Regional Teacher of the Year | Local News

Joplin educator named Regional Teacher of the Year | Local News

Julie Pagan, a particular schooling teacher at Soaring Heights Elementary College in Joplin, has been named the Regional Elementary Instructor of the Year for Southwest Missouri, the school district declared Wednesday.

Pagan has labored for the Joplin School District for 8 several years, the earlier 6 at Soaring Heights. She was named Joplin’s Instructor of the Calendar year in April.

“(Pagan) is a dedicated, caring educator who epitomizes student-initial servant management,” reported Katy Booher, the Soaring Heights principal, in a statement. “She sets the tone for professionalism and pragmatism in our building, and would make us all try to be better educators.”

Pagan is now just one of 34 instructors across the state with the Teacher of the 12 months honor for their area. All will be regarded at the state Trainer of the Yr awards banquet, to be hosted in October and sponsored by the Missouri Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“We are pretty happy of Julie and her achievements,” Superintendent Kerry Sachetta claimed in a statement. “Her operate in the classroom every single working day exemplifies her determination to her college students and their training.”

Matthew Matheney, of the Miller University District, was named the Regional Secondary Trainer of the 12 months for Southwest Missouri. The two awards have been given very last week for the duration of a luncheon hosted by the Southwest Heart for Academic Excellence, primarily based in Webb Town.

Other contributors nominated for the honor this calendar year ended up Tinsley Rutledge, of Carl Junction Megan Cox, of Cassville Emilee Baker, of Diamond Kristin Whitton, of Lamar Audrey Cloud, of McDonald County Christy Osborne, of Monett Christina Lee, of Neosho Emily Daniel, of Nevada Tabitha Tufares, of Southwest College District at Washburn and Dianna Barnett, of Verona.