Parkway e-News Story

Parkway Announces the 2007 Teachers of the Year

Each year, Parkway teachers from all grade levels nominate their peers for teachers of the year based on merit. One teacher is chosen from each participating school. Parkway is pleased to honor the following teachers in 2007 for their dedication, leadership and commitment to excellence: Christine West, Barretts; Elaine Gifford, Bellerive; Sylvia Bronner, Carman Trails; Sandra Livergood, Craig; Kitty Brown, Green Trails; Jan Fettig, Hanna Woods; Jami DeBosch, Henry; Elsie Rafferty, Highcroft Ridge; Lindsay Cosgrove, Mason Ridge; Paula Seim, McKelvey; Keri Clements, Oak Brook; Lindsey Griffith, Pierremont; Chris Flaton, River Bend; Cari McDougal, Ross; Heather Hackmann, Sorrento Springs; Gayle Elzinga, Central Middle; Claire Gallo, Northeast Middle; Debbie Schneider, South Middle; Pam Dudley, Southwest Middle; Mary Byrd, West Middle; Cathy Dobkin, Central High; Molly McCormac, Fern Ridge High; Merle Singer, North High; Cindy Harrison, South High; and Susan Dean, West High. A districtwide selection committee comprised of former teachers of the year and other district teachers will select an elementary, middle and high school teacher of the year as well as a teacher to represent the district in the Missouri 2006-07 Teacher of the Year competition. The committee will review extensive nomination materials submitted by each school for its nominee and will conduct personal interviews with the finalists prior to reaching a decision later in February. All Parkway Teachers of the Year will be honored at the March 14 board of education meeting and at Appreciation Evening on April 30.