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Morris Area teacher Shelley Messner receives a plaque from fellow teacher Sue Hauger honoring Messner at the Morris Teachers Association Teacher of the Year for the 2008-2009 school year. Photo by Nancy Woodke, Sun Tribune.

Messner named Teacher of the Year

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Shelley Messner was honored by the Morris Teachers Association as Teacher of the Year, and Jill VanKempen was honored as Support Staff Person of the Year for 2008-2009.


Messner and VanKempen receieved the awards at the Morris Area School District's 3rd Annual Staff Recognition Program and breakfast Wednesday.

VanKempen also was recognized for 35 years service in the district.

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