May 6 kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week. For over 30 years, The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has been honoring Rogers Public Schools Educators for their excellence in education. Educators are nominated from each school and three standout teachers are selected Educator of the year.
The three teachers selected for 2018- 2019 Educator of the Year: Linda Giesen of Reagan Elementary School, Stacy Schmidt of Lingle Middle School, and Elizabeth White of Rogers High School.
Along with these three outstanding teachers, the Chamber selected one more teacher to receive a very special award, the Virginia Mocivnik Award, created in Virginia’s honor to recognize an educator that demonstrates a dedication to the community above and beyond their work in the classroom. Virginia believed that education is one of the most important tools to effect positive societal change. As a business leader, she worked on many projects throughout the school system and community but most notably, she lobbied the school superintendent and parks and recreation director to start a girls’ athletic program.
This year the Chamber presented Frankie Jackson of Frank Tillery Elementary with the Virginia Mocivnik Award for her dedication to the classroom and the community.
The awards were presented by Arkansas State Teachers Association.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]