Congratulations to the 2023 Excellence in Education Award reciepients Amy Bongard, Donges Bay Elementary School 4K Teacher (Elementary School Award), Kelly Zimmermann, Steffen Middle School 7th Grade Teacher (Middle School Award), Nick Schueller, Homestead High School History Teacher (High School Award) and Sean Crider, Homestead High School Special Education Teacher (District Specialist Award).
They each received a cash award of $1,000 in recognition of their outstanding service to students. The annual MTEF Excellence in Education awards are given to educators who demonstrate exemplary leadership in the preparation of students for continued academic advancement at the elementary, middle and high school levels. An additional award was given to recognize a district specialist.
Recipients demonstrate good communication and leadership skills; exhibit a willingness to become involved; share their expertise with students, as well as peers; incorporate innovative teaching methods; and have a positive impact on students.
The MTEF Excellence in Education Committee is excited to announce the expansion of this program for the 2023-24 school year. From nominations submitted by students, families and colleagues, the committee will be recognizing and rewarding seven outstanding educators with our Excellence in Education awards, one from each of our six MTSD schools as well as a district specialist. Please continue to participate in our MTEF Giveback events that happen monthly which fund this program.