The Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) recognizes Kathy Keim and Susanne Maziarka as two of the state’s Outstanding Beginning Teachers. Keim and Maziarka are both graduates of Hannibal-LaGrange University and are currently teaching kindergarten, Keim in Palmyra and Maziarka in Monroe City.
At the April 25 spring conference of MACTE, a total of 64 outstanding teachers were recognized for their excellence in serving children during their first two years of service in school districts across Missouri. Thirty-seven of Missouri’s private and public institutions of higher education, offering state and nationally recognized programs, honored these professionals who completed education programs at their respective institutions. Award recipients were selected based on evaluations of outstanding graduates completed by their college or university, and recommendations from the school district which deemed the teacher as highly effective in their first two years in the classroom.