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Dr. Scott Spurgeon

Position: Superintendent School: Riverview Gardens School District School District: Riverview Gardens School District City, State: St. Louis, Missouri About the Nominee: Dr. Scott Spurgeon was nominated by a colleague, Tamara Granger. Dr. Spurgeon has been working in education for over 25 years. He spent the greater part of a very successful educational leadership career in […]

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Jessica Carter

Position: Kindergarten Teacher School: Windsor Elementary School School District: Windsor C-1 School District City, State: Kimmswick, Missouri About the Nominee: Jessica Carter was nominated by her principal, Denise Funston. The question should really be, how ISN'T Ms. Carter a LifeChanger? According to Principal Funston, Ms. Carter has been a kindergarten teacher at Windsor Elementary for […]

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Sarah Rottler

Position: First Grade Teacher School: North Elementary School School District: Jackson R-2 School District City, State: Jackson, Missouri About the Nominee: Sarah Rottler was nominated by the parent of a student, Cristal Backer. A Superhero! Ms. Rottler is a LifeChanger because teaching is her superpower. She is a teacher who helps children live up to […]

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Madeline Burkemper

Position: Fourth Grade Teacher School: Little Blue Elementary School School District: Raytown Quality Schools City, State: Kansas City, Missouri About the Nominee: Madeline Burkemper was nominated by a colleague, Alex Tompkins. Alex Tompkins says that in the five years she has been teaching, she has never met anyone like Madeline Burkemper. That she is, by […]

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Erica VanNess

Position: School Counselor School: Underwood Elementary School School District: Lee's Summit R-7 School District City, State: Lee's Summit, Missouri About the Nominee: Although Erica VanNess has only been at Underwood Elementary School for two years, her influence has been immeasurable. In her short time at Underwood, she has changed the lives of students who were […]