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. The nomination period is during the month of March. Once the nomination deadline has passed, a Foundation committee selects finalists. Those finalist are interviewed by a panel of judge from outside the school district. The winner is named during the district's End-of-the-Year Celebration.