Jefferson County Teachers Win Excellence Award

A Festus teacher and DeSoto teacher were both recently recognized for their dedication to students. Mary Kay Decker of Festus and Terri Schrader of DeSoto school were both awarded the 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Terri Schrader, an 11th-grade American government, psychology and advanced psychology teacher at DeSoto Senior High School, says she was very excited to win the award…

Schrader is currently in her 40th year of teaching at DeSoto. Each honoree received a Tiffany & Co. crystal apple box that had their name engraved on it. The recipients were selected by their schools’ administration and the ceremony and reception was held recently at the Ritz-Carlton.