Educator of the Year

  • Each year, the Harrisonville Public School Foundation honors the Educator of the Year.  The Educator of the Year receives a $500 grant from the Foundation and is eligible for the Missouri Teacher of the Year program.
    Nominations for the award can be submitted by parents, students, community members, and colleagues.  Nominees must have worked in the school district for at least one year.  Once the nomination deadline has passed, a Foundation committee selects finalists.  Those finalist are interviewed by a panel of judges from outside the school district.  The winner is named in April and honored during the district's End-of-the-Year Celebration.

Past Recipients

  • 1984 Bob Barrett
    1985 Donna Pfautsch
    1986 Donna Schmoll
    1987 Irene Webster
    1988 Dr. Jerry Cook
    1989 Ed Roberts
    1990 Sandy Goforth
    1991 Marie Vallee
    1992 Dorothy Hartzler
    1993 Bob Hodge
    1994 Denielle Bohannon
    1995 Pat Matthews
    1996 Marilyn Moore
    1997 Kim Redinger
    1998 Jill Filer
    1999 Linda Barrett
    2000 Rosemary Oetinger
    2001 Milton Genge
    2002 Sheryl Burgener
    2003 Carol Elrod
    2004 Hilary Graves
    2005 Kim Spencer
    2006 Jeanette Miller
    2007 Kristin Jackson**
    2008 Nancy Cummings
    2009 Valerie Levy
    2010 Kim Redinger
    2011 Dawn Travis
    2012 Nichole Tews**
    2013 Andy Kroesen
    2014 Wendy Courter 
    2015 Kristi Meeks
    2016 Chad Culpepper 
    2017 Eric DeVenney
    2018 Brian Bliss
    2019 Maria Derner#
    2020 Chandra Kelly
    2021 Lisa Elifrits
    2022 Sara Doherty
    2023 Laura Frees#

    **denote Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalist 
    #denotes Regional Teacher of the Year Finalist