Amy Mailhot, North Kansas City

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“There’s no place like home.” Dorothy’s mantra in The Wizard of Oz no doubt rings true for Amy Mailhot. Amy teaches at Lakewood Elementary in North Kansas City – the same school she attended as a child. “It’s surreal,” Amy said. “I can see my parents’ house from the school, just like I could when Read More

Excellent Teachers for All Kids

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Every school in Missouri wants to provide students with access to excellent education – the kind of education that will help ensure a successful future in a rewarding career. But some districts in the state face big challenges in attracting and retaining excellent educators to provide that type of instruction. Those districts tend to be Read More

Jan Lee, Affton Parents as Teachers

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“Kids and families are kind of my thing.” That’s one of the first things Jan Lee will tell you when you ask why she works as a parent educator for Parents as Teachers (PAT) in the Affton School District. She teaches parents games and songs they can use to teach their infants and toddlers and Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week, Part 2

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Can you think of any part of your life that isn’t touched in some way by a teacher? Teachers provide instruction for our doctors, farmers, community leaders, plumbers and … teachers! May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and prominent Missourians have expressed their thanks to favorite teachers from their school years and all teachers across Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week

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Can you think of any part of your life that isn’t touched in some way by a teacher? Teachers provide instruction for our doctors, farmers, community leaders, plumbers and … teachers! May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and these prominent Missourians have expressed their thanks to favorite teachers from their school years and all teachers Read More