Fourteen Mid-Missouri teachers were selected as the second McDonald's Outstanding Educators from a pool of more than 425 nominations.
Winners of the outstanding educator award each receive a $100 Visa gift card to use toward their classroom, a coffee mug, certificates and McDonald's coupons to provide to parents with outstanding students throughout the year. Local McDonald's restaurants added one educator this year to be awarded $1,000 Visa Gift Card as well.
The $100 McDonald's Outstanding Educator award winners include Margaret McGhghy, Jefferson City High School; Kylie Webery, Eldon Upper Elementary; Jamie Shewmake, California Elementary; Brooklyn Bledsoe, Bush Elementary School in Fulton; Amy Christen James, Southern Boone Elementary School in Ashland; Laura Hayes, School of the Osage Heritage Elementary in Lake Ozark; Linda Lou Malott, Mexico High School; Natasha Schultz, St. Pius X School in Moberly; Samuel Fessehaye, Prairie Home R-5; Cheyanne Zinck, Washington Elementary in Sedalia; Barb Hagebush, Sacred Heart School in Sedalia; and Roxanna Eckhoff, Warsaw South Elementary.
The $1,000 McDonald's Outstanding Educator award winners are Jenna Bennett, of West Boulevard Elementary School in Columbia, and Heather Ann Brown, of Laura Speed Elliott Middle School in Booneville.