Teachers of the Year Announced
Mary Margaret Richardson, 5th Grade Teacher at BES, was named the elementary teacher of the year for USD #416. Christine Staab, LHS Math Teacher, was selected as the secondary teacher of the year. Both of the teachers were nominated by their peer staff members.
Mrs. Richardson was nominated for her passion for teaching that shows in her everyday interaction with her students. Her colleagues stated she has taken the time to accommodate her students' diverse range of learning needs this year. She has a positive attitude, is patient, and cares about each student.
Mrs. Staab was nominated by her peers for wearing many hats in an effort to help not only her students, but also the staff to improve this year. The coordination she has done with the new math resources, state assessments, ESOL, and MTSS have been impressive. She does an excellent job of relating math concepts to her students while incorporating hands-on activities and real-world knowledge.
Both of these teachers will now compete in the regional and state competition. On behalf our district and community, congratulations to Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Staab!