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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Ray-Pec announces 2019 Teacher of the Year finalists

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District announces the finalists for 2019 Teacher of the Year:
• Samantha Allen, Shull Early Learning Center
• Jenni Beck, Raymore Elementary
• Andrea Calkins, Creekmoor Elementary
• Kristan Gutierrez, Bridle Ridge Elementary
• Jeff Moore, Ray-Pec High School
• Sophia Newmaster, South Middle School
• Lynn Noirfalise, Timber Creek Elementary
• Tammy Novak, Peculiar Elementary
• Laura Streeby, East Middle School
• Jennifer Vacca, Eagle Glen Elementary

These other teachers were also nominated for Teacher of the Year:
• Shull Early Learning Center: Sara Moner.
• Bridle Ridge: Amanda Carver, Heather Cronk, Gina Garrison, Courtney Graham, Candi Morris, Becky Peterson, Jodi Wooley, Pam Gonzalez, and Evelyn Peck.
• Creekmoor: Erica Dodson.
• Eagle Glen: Kim Allen, Christal Heier, George Tombaugh, and Aimee Wilson.
• Peculiar Elementary: Sheri Capper and Alice Redding.
• Raymore Elementary: Rebecca Dobson, Kelsi Kershner, Lindsey Meyer, Brianna Pennington, and Kat Pogatschnik.
• Stonegate: Mary Besse.
• Timber Creek: Bethanie Cummings and Traci Lehrbaum.
• East Middle School: Nikki Brewer, Diane Ejjadaili, Marsha Hasty, and Alexis Stark.
• South Middle School: Tracy Elliott and Brooke Urbina.
• High School: Jackie Coop, Darrick Gray, and Heidi Lanksbury.

The finalists will be honored and the winners will be announced at a banquet sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Ray-Pec High School. 
You are invited to attend. The cost is $25 per person. Please RSVP by April 5 by contacting Pam Steele at the Administrative Services Center at 892-1311 or

The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation plans the awards programs and banquet. To sponsor the banquet or provide gifts for the finalists or winners, contact Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director, at

Purchase banquet tickets online
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