Alumni Achievements

  • Deborah Siebern-Dennis (B.A. ’05), a seventh grade science teacher at Bode Middle School in St. Jopseh, Mo., was honored with the prestigious 2016 Milken Educator Award and $25,000.  Read more.
  • Kristen Merrell (M.A. ’92) has been named principal for Hazel Grove Elementary School (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • (Scott) Harlan Brownlee (M.A. ’04) will receive the UMKC School of Education 2016 Alumni Achievement Award. Read more.
  • Elisabeth Short Johnsrud (M.A. ‘13), professional school counselor at John Fiske Elementary School in Kansas City, Ks., created a Prezi on family engagement that the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) is using with school districts across Kansas.  View the Prezi.
  • Cassie Tucker Watson (M.A. ’12) is now Assistant Director at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
  • Jason Anderson (M.A. ’11), has been appointed the area director of Kansas City operations for Park University, effective February 1st. He most recently served the university as development director.
  • Emily Martinez (M.A. ’12), a professional school counselor at Frances Willard Elementary School, was honored by the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools with a Five Star Service Award in December 2015.
  • Dr. Jeanette Cowherd (Ed.S. ’00) has been named superintendent of the Park Hill (Mo.) School District after a unanimous vote of the Park Hill Board of Education.   The appointment is effective immediately.
  • Dr. Matt Miller (B.A. ’99, M.A. ’03, Ed.S. ’10) will become the Moberly (Mo.) schools new superintendent, effective July 1, after a unanimous vote by the Moberly Board of Education.
  • Linda K. Formella (B.A. ’81), managing broker for Michael Saunders & Co. (Sarasota, FL) was named 2016 president of Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

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SOE Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

2016Harlan Brownlee (M.A. '04)
2015Larry Long (Ph.D., '97)
2014Rodney Watson (Ed.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’07)
2013
Dorothy Watson (’64)
2012Suzanne McCanles (’97)
Yvonne S. Wilson (’76)
2011
Steve L. Obenhaus (’88)

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