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Kirksville Sigma Xi Chapter

Teacher of the Year

During each academic year, the Kirksville Chapter of Sigma Xi calls for nominations for its Outstanding Science and/or Mathematics Teacher Awards.  Two awards are usually given:  one to a primary school teacher and one to a secondary school teacher.  Nominees are solicited from the geographic area served by the Chapter, and nominations are reviewed by a committee of Chapter members.  For their contributions to science and mathematics education, the teachers selected for this honor receive a plaque at the Kirksville Sigma Xi Chapter's Annual Banquet, a small honorarium, and a one-year subscription to American Scientist, the journal of Sigma Xi.

Nominate an Outstanding Math/Science Teacher

If you know of a teacher from Northeast Missouri who deserves recognition as the Kirksville Sigma Xi Math/Science Teacher-of-the-Year, please initiate the nomination process.  Click here to download the solicitation for nominations and nomination form.  To nominate a teacher, please fill out the form and mail it to the address listed on the form.  You will also need to ask colleagues and/or students of the teacher to write letters in support of the nomination, and mail them to the address listed on the form.   It will be helpful to include the teacher's school principal in the nomination process.

Teachers of the Year

Recipients of the Outstanding Secondary School Science/Math Teacher Award

1991   Kim Little   Canton High School
1992   Sandi Bahr   Kirksville Senior High School
1993   Monte Morris   Clark County High School
1994   Ron Whittaker   Mexico High School
1995  Krista Flowers   Hannibal High School
1996   Forrest Lambeth   Mark Twain High School
1997   Alan Daniels   Kirksville Junior High School
1998   Sharon Veatch   Scotland County Junior-Senior High School
1999   Myrna Main   Macon High School
2000   Thurlow Schauffler   Westran R-1 Public School
2001   Janie Theobald   Mary Immaculate Catholic School, Kirksville
2002 Denise Harvey Clark County High School
2003 Karen Keck Kirksville Senior High School
2004 Patricia Bender Green City R-1 High School
2006 Matt Bueler Hannibal High School
2007 Judy Allen Kirksville Senior High School
2008 Louise Smith  Adair County RII School District, Brashear
2009 Jennifer Nothdurft Kirksville Senior High School
2010 Megan Wyatt Marceline High School

Recipients of the Outstanding Primary School Science/Math Teacher Award

1993   Mary Ellen Bishop   Mary Immaculate Catholic School, Kirksville
1999   Myra Collins   Kirksville Elementary School
2000   Sandra Neuswanger   Kirksville Primary School
2001 Janie Fouch   Faith Lutheran School, Kirksville
2002 Darren Arp Canton Elementary School
2004 Marilyn Loop Putnam County Elementary School
2005 Not Awarded
2006 Not Awarded
2007 Not Awarded
2008 Not Awarded
2009 Not Awarded
2010 Molly Tuggle Ray Miller Elementary School, Kirksville

For 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, click on the year for more information.

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Created:  February 23, 2002.  Last update:  March 30, 2004

If you have any problems or questions about this site, please contact:   Mike Goggin, Past-President of Kirksville Sigma Xi, at or (660) 785-4410 (phone) or (660) 785-7604 (fax).