Our Schools in the News: BCJ teacher named finalist for MO Teacher of the Year
Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School Teacher Nancy Luebbers has been named a finalist for Missouri Teacher of the Year. Ms. Luebbers is the 2016-2017 University City Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Ms. Luebbers and the many, many fantastic teachers in our district who work so hard for our kids, day in and day out. We are so proud!
From the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, August 25th, 2016 University City and Lindbergh teachers are among finalists for Missouri's best From staff reports
An elementary English teacher in University City and a high school English teacher in the Lindbergh district are among seven finalists for Missouri's teacher of the year.
The local finalists are Katherine Arens, who teaches at Lindbergh High and Nancy Luebbers who teaches at Jordan Elementary.
According to a state news release, nominations for the award were submitted by school districts throughout the state, and the finalists were chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Department. The seven finalists were narrowed from a list of 31 regional teachers of the year.
The selection committee, comprised of teachers, business leaders and education leaders, will choose the Missouri Teacher of the Year following interviews with each finalist on Aug. 30. The winner and the finalists will be honored at a banquet on Oct. 24 in Jefferson City. The teacher selected will serve as the state’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.
The state's current teacher of the year is Linda Glasgow, a third grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary in Blue Springs.