Excellent educator award to California teacher

California Elementary students Jasmine Kerley and Brookelynn Waldrop stand in front of fourth grade teacher Jackie Howard, winner of the Excellent Educator Award for February 2012. Howard is flanked by Jim Kreider, executive director of the state retired teachers association, left, and David Jungmeyer, president of the county retired teachers association.

California Elementary students Jasmine Kerley and Brookelynn Waldrop stand in front of fourth grade teacher Jackie Howard, winner of the Excellent Educator Award for February 2012. Howard is flanked by Jim Kreider, executive director of the state retired teachers association, left, and David Jungmeyer, president of the county retired teachers association. Photo by David Wilson.

The Excellent Educator Award, presented by the Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) and KRCG Television, was awarded to a California Elementary teacher at an assembly on Thursday, Jan. 26.

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California fourth grade teacher Jackie Howard is presented the Excellent Educator Award on Thursday, Jan. 26, by David Jungmeyer, president of the Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association.

The award was presented to fourth grade teacher Jackie Howard by David Jungmeyer, president of the Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA). Assisting in the presentation were MRTA Executive Director Jim Kreider, and several officers and members of MCRTA.

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California Elementary teacher Jackie Howard right after being announced as the Excellent Educator for February, 2012.

"Today we want to recognize one particular teacher here at California Elementary School," said Jungmeyer. "The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and KRCG Television are pleased to present the Excellent Educator Award to a special teacher who is well loved by her students and those with whom she teaches. "She is a teacher who comes in early and stays late, going the extra mile to help her students achieve and reach their academic goals."

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Cheerleaders go into action at the California Elementary School assembly for presentation of the Excellent Educator Award to teacher Jackie Howard.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 1 issue of the California Democrat.

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