2022 Teacher/Support Staff Employee of the Year


The Ray-Pec School District is seeking nominations for the 2022 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. Anyone may nominate a teacher by submitting a letter of nomination by Feb. 11.  A candidate must:

  • Be a full-time teacher, librarian, or counselor.
  • Be returning to teach in 2022-2023 in the District.
  • Have completed 3 or more years teaching at Ray-Pec.
  • Be effective and innovative in the classroom.
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Support Staff nominations

For the Support Staff award, you may nominate a full-time or part-time employee who has worked at least one year for the District. 

Examples of eligible employees include: accompanist, accounts payable, buildings and grounds, child care, child nutrition, crossing guards, nurses, lunch monitors, media assistants, nurses, paraprofessionals, Panther Pride and Shark’s Den employees, payroll, safety and security, secretaries, teacher aides, and technology.  


Nomination letters

Send letters of nomination to: Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year/Support Staff Employee of the Year program, Administrative Services Center, P.O. Box 789, Peculiar, MO 64078 or to Michele Stidham, Communication Director, at michele.stidham@raypec.org  or rp.update@raypec.org.

Honoring the finalists

Finalists in both programs will be honored later in the spring. In the past, the recognition included a banquet. Plans for the 2022 recognition will be determined as the date nears. 

For information about providing prizes or gifts for the finalists or winners, contact Jodie Huston, Executive Director for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, at jodie.huston@raypec.org.