MCR1 Celebrates

MCR1 Celebrates

The 21st Annual Celebration of Schools was held on October 30th at 6:00.  This event recognizes excellence in schools in the southwest region of the state.  McDonald County had three honorees recognized during the evening.  

 

Lizzie

Jr. High Agriculture teacher, Lizzie Wilkinson, was recognized as McDonald County's Teacher of the Year. Lizzie provides students a hands-on, safe enviornment to use what they have learned and apply that knowledge to real world situations.  She has helped students improve a greenhouse business that grew from annuals sales totaling $325 before she arrived to nearly $10,000 in sales last year. 

 

Shelly

 

Anderson Elementary's 1st grade teacher, Shelly Paul, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This is the highest award a teacher can receive from the U.S. government and teachers are selected based on their distinction in the classrom and dedication to improving STEM education.

 

Mary

 

Former Assistant Superintendent, Mary Littlefield, was a nominee for the Al Cade Educational Service Award. Mary Littlefield dedicated over two decades of service to the students of McDonald County Schools from the classroom to the district level. Today, she continues her work on the collegiate level where she is able shape the future of education in her role supervising and evaluating teaching candidates at Missouri State University. In spite, of her busy career life, Mary still finds time to volunteer for the McDonald Coutny School's Foundation where she serves on the board working with that organization to help fund innovative education projects and awarding scholarships to MCHS graduates. McDonald County School District has been blessed by Mary's lifelong mission to provide the best possible educational opportunities for our students.