Messner named Teacher of the Year
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.
Nancy Colrud, Rita Rose, Mary Walker and Cork Loge received gifts for their work as support staff.
Morris Area 3rd Annual Staff Recognition Awards
MTA Teacher of the Year -- Shelley Messner
MTA Teacher of the Year Nominees -- Joyce Rentz; Joan Donovan; Peg Rinkenberger; Mark Ekren; John Kleinwolterink; Lori Boettcher; Deb Peterson; Messner.
Support Staff Member of the Year -- Jill VanKempen
Years of Service Awards
35 years -- Jill VanKempen
30 years -- Sharon Carlson; Betty Kill; Cindy Perkins; Joyce Rentz
25 years -- Jan Kieffer
20 years -- Larry Anderson; Mark Ekren; Jane Lesmeister; Cathy Rach
15 years -- Diane Aeikens; Tom Anderson; Marleen Nelson; Deann Recker; Tamy Reese; Tammy Roth
10 years -- Donna Ascheman; Mary Asche; Christine Gibson; Kris Kloos
5 years -- Mike Grittner; Kelly Neilsen; Steve Sterud; Trish Paul
Support Staff Recognition -- Nancy Colrud; Rita Rose; Mary Walker; Cork Loge