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 our mission.Taking action on our belief we established the Missoula Education Foundation 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. 2018-2019 High School Educator of the year nominations are now open here until November 21. Nominations for 2018-2019 Middle School and Elementary School Educators of the Year will open on February 4, 2019.
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.
In the 2017-2018 school year, our Educators of the Year were Carla Hinman at Hellgate High School and Betsy Sharkey at Lewis and Clark Elementary. The Middle School Educator is yet to be announced.
Click below to see some of our past Educator of the Year award ceremonies: