ISD Teacher Honored as Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year
Little Blue Elementary kindergarten teacher and ISD’s Teacher of the Year Tracey Morton has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for Kansas City. The Missouri Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), recognizes the efforts of effective teachers in providing a quality education to their students.
“I was stunned and excited to hear the news. Being one of the six from Kansas City now puts me in the top 32 for state. I’m honored to be recognized for doing something that brings me joy each and every day,” said Morton.
Morton is eligible to compete for Missouri Teacher of the Year. The selection committee, comprised of teachers, business leaders and education organization leaders, will choose the Missouri Teacher of the Year following interviews with each finalist this fall. The winner and the finalists will be honored at a banquet in October in Jefferson City. The new Missouri Teacher of the Year will serve as the state’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.
Morton was recently featured in “The Examiner” when she was recognized as the ISD Teacher of the Year. You can read more here http://www.examiner.net/news/20170505/she-treasures-kindergartners-aha-moment.