The folks at Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education created a video of each honoree at the Pioneer in Education awards luncheon. Here’s a link to mine, in case you know someone who might be interested.
Condensing a lifetime into a few minutes would be a daunting task. I’m glad it wasn’t mine and am grateful for the job well done. The picture is the award ceremony that followed the DVD. That’s Peter Herschend, President of Missouri State Board of Education, giving me the plaque and Dr. Chris Nicastro, Missouri Commissioner of Education, placing the medallion over my head.
This will remain one of the highlights of my life. My thanks once again to Dr. Norman Ridder, recently former superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, for initiating my nomination. I was honored to be in the foursome that included two outstanding retired teachers (Juanita Peaslee and Marilyn Stewart) and former Missouri Commissioner of Education, Dr. Robert Bartman.