The Missoula Education Foundation believes in the value of educational opportunities that extend beyond the classroom walls. We also believe students are vital beneficiaries of and stakeholders in MEF’s mission.Taking action on our belief we established the MEF Student Board in January 2012. MEF invited two students from each MCPS High School to serve on the newly established MEF Student Board. Initially, this board developed a process and set criteria for selecting and honoring an exceptional high school teacher. Since then, the MEF Student Board has awarded exceptional teacher awards at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
In their role as MEF student board members, students interact with businesses, the media and the governing board of MEF. MEF is very proud of the exceptional work accomplished by the MEF Student Board.Contributions to the student board fund teacher awards and school improvement projects generated by the student board.
The 2016-2017 school year, our Educators of the Year were Richie Farrar at Big Sky High School, Lori Ann Lynch at Washington Middle School, and Michelle Salisbury at Cold Springs School.
Click below to see the latest Educator of the Year Award, presented to Michelle Salisbury at Cold Springs School.