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64 Joplin educators nominated for 37th Annual Golden Apple Awards

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce says nominations were received for 64 Joplin educators for the 2022 Golden Apple Awards.

For 37 years, the Golden Apple Awards have recognized excellence in the teaching profession and informed the public of the exceptional quality of instruction in the Joplin community.

The individuals listed below were nominated by students, parents, and peers in Joplin’s public and private schools. All nominees and the individuals who nominated them were recognized at an assembly on March 3 at East Middle School.

Judging will take place over the next month and the awardees in each of the four categories will be announced at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28.

The nominees are:

Kindergarten to Second Grade
Judy Bashor St. Mary’s Elementary School
Kristen Brasch Stapleton Elementary School
Chelsey Cross Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Erika Doennig Irving Elementary School
Bailey Gardner Royal Heights Elementary School
Teresa Lamberson Eastmorland Elementary School
Miranda Mason Irving Elementary School
Sara Meyer Irving Elementary School
Shantel Mikowlski Irving Elementary School
Shawna Sampson Irving Elementary School
Kelly Samuel Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Stacey Thomas College Heights Christian School
Jessica Tupper Stapleton Elementary School
Bailey Wallace Soaring Heights Elementary School
Jennifer Wardlow Royal Heights Elementary School
Kayleigh Woodruff Eastmorland Elementary School

Third to Fifth Grade
Amanda Almich Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Mary Arnold Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Rebecca Askew College Heights Christian School
Eric Beezley Irving Elementary School
Margie Black St. Mary’s Elementary School
Deborah Brill McKinley Elementary School
David DeWelt Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Aaron Dogotch College Heights Christian School
Kyle Graves Eastmorland Elementary School
Tracy Horton Soaring Heights Elementary School
Lindsey Koucky Eastmorland Elementary School
Jinnifer Loum Cecil Floyd Elementary School
Roxcee McCully Soaring Heights Elementary School
Savannah Parker Irving Elementary School

Sixth to Eighth Grade
Kimberly Alford North Middle School
Leanne Burrus East Middle School
Whitney Cummings North Middle School
Shelby Everitt East Middle School
Jessica Fletcher-Fierro North Middle School
Michelle Friskey North Middle School
Katie Juergens North Middle School
Darren Morgan South Middle School
Natalie Prodan North Middle School
Crystal Stokes North Middle School
Daniel Tharp Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Kathy Webb East Middle School
Samantha Widmar South Middle School

Ninth to Twelfth Grade
Caiton Bandy Joplin High School
Shannon Bickford Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Ryan Burnside Joplin High School
Jashua Carter Joplin High School
Angela Delph Joplin High School
Brad Douglas Joplin High School
Erin Fledderman Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Shelly Greninger Joplin High School
David Harris Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Jennifer Journeycake Joplin High School
Julie McCain Joplin High School
Shamera Moss Joplin High School
Howard Parker Joplin High School
Robert Parsons Joplin High School
Jay Reed Joplin High School
Nick Reid Joplin High School
LTC Joshua Reitz Joplin High School
Brenden Schneider Joplin High School
David Smith Joplin High School
Whitney Stahl Joplin High School
Ashley Trotnic Joplin High School

The title sponsor of this year’s program is Liberty Utilities.

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