Past METC Spotlight Educators

The Midwest Education Technology Community created the Spotlight Educator recognition in 2012 to honor teachers and leaders from the region whose practices make a difference for their students, staff, district, and community. Awardees are educators who are talking the talk and walking the walk, and not necessarily recognized as Rock Stars or presenting at conferences in their off-season. We wanted to honor those who are doing great jobs in their roles and encourage them to share their skills and expertise with others.


METC Spotlight Educators must be certified educators in Missouri or it's surrounding states who demonstrate motivation, engagement, transformation, and connection through using technology. The honorees use their skills and expertise to improve teaching and learning beyond their classrooms. To be considered to be a spotlight educator, one must apply or be nominated by their peers. A METC sub-committee of volunteers, past METC Spotlights, and EducationPlus staff make the final choice for awardees. Those chosen as METC Spotlight Educators are eligible for the honor again, five years after they have received it.

Here are our past spotlights:

2017

Shelby Bailey

Shelby Bailey

@tech_shelby

Kami Butterfield

Kami Butterfield

@kamibutterfield

Kim Darche

Kim Darche

@kimdarche

Kelly Hauqitz

Kelly Hauqitz

@hauquitz

Andrea Head

Andrea Head

@aheadinthegame

Dustin Jenkerson

Dustin Jenkerson

@DustinJenkerson

Mary Kientra

Mary Kienstra

@marykienstra

JP Prezzavento

JP Prezzavento

@jpprezz

Shannon Steimel

Shannon Steimel

@ShannonSteimel

Kara Welty

Kara Welty

@kara_welty

2016

Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown

@msEdTechie

Heather Essig

Heather Essig

@hessig

Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

@manuelherrera33

Kim Lindskog

Kim Lindskog

@klindskog

Mike McCann

Mike McCann

@mccann1776

Michelle Schmitz

Michelle Schmitz

@mschmitz_1

Valorie Stokes

Valorie Stokes

@See_Spot_Read

Jason Waltz

Jason Waltz

@edjawz

2015

Bob Deneau

Bob Deneau

@itechbob

Laura Gilchrist

Laura Gilchrist

@lauragilchrist4

Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

@Haebig

Ted Huff

Ted Huff

@TedHiff

Sharon Slodounik

Sharon Slodounik

@sharonslodounik

Sarah Spaunhorst

Sarah Spaunhorst

@SpaunhorstSarah

Angela Van Batavia

Angela Van Batavia

@readingvan

2014

April Burton

April Burton

@MmeBurton

Megan Chambers

Megan Chambers

@mchambers31

Nick Cusumano

Nick Cusumano

@mrnickcusumano

Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon

@ideaguy42

Kelly Gilchrist

Kelly Gilchrist

@MrsKGilchrist

Gina Hartman

Gina Hartman

@ghartman

Chris McGee

Chris McGee

@cmcgee200

Heidi Morgan

Heidi Morgan

@heidimorgan

Christine Ruder

Christine Ruder

@jhox1

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor

@AmyTay71

2013

Bill Bass

Bill Bass

@billbass

William Chamberlain

William Chamberlain

@wmchamberlain

Linda Dougherty

Linda J. Dougherty

@ljdougherty

Don Goble

Don Goble

@dgoble2001

Ben Grey

Ben Grey

@bengrey

Greg Lawrence

Greg Lawrence

@greglawrence

Sean Nash

Sean Nash

@nashworld

Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

@stumpteacher

Krissy Venosdale

Krissy Venosdale

@krissyvenosdale