Two Lindbergh educators have received Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher Awards from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Lindbergh High School science teacher Elizabeth Deister and Crestwood Elementary School kindergarten teacher Shannon Roe were honored at a luncheon on March 29, at the MACTE spring conference.
The Outstanding Beginning Teacher Awards recognize teachers in their first two years of service who demonstrate excellence in serving children in school districts across Missouri. Fifty-nine of the approximately 8,000 teachers who were certified in the last two years were given engraved glass apples for their dedication and service to Missouri’s schools and communities.
Award recipients were selected based on recommendations from Missouri’s state and nationally recognized teacher education programs, and a recommendation from candidates’ school districts.
Roe was nominated by the University of Columbia, and Deister was nominated by Missouri University of Science and Technology.