Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – who are examples of excellence in their field.
Recipients are selected by the chief administrators of their school districts or educational institutions. The employing educational institution must be located in the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is defined to include: (in Missouri) Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County; and (in Illinois) Jersey County, Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County.
2020 Emerson Award Honorees:
Rene Wilson, second grade teacher at Journey Elementary
Lauren Farrelly, French teacher at Liberty High School
Emerson Gold Star Grant Program
Current and recent Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award recipients who teach grades K–12 have the opportunity to apply for an Emerson Gold Star Grant. Emerson Gold Star Grants are presented in two categories:
Individual Category (grades Pre-K through 12). At least two $5,000 cash grant awards to selected individual teachers, plus a $2,500 grant for each winner’s employing school.
Teamwork Category (grades Pre-K through 12). At least one $10,000 cash grant award to a teaching team (two or more teachers, one of which must be an eligible Gold Star Award applicant), plus a $5,000 grant for each winning team’s employing school.
EMERSON EXCELLENCE PAST HONOREES
|WSD Staff Member||School||Grade/Subject||Year||
|Rene Wilson||Journey Elementary||Second Grade||2020|
|Lauren Farrelly||Liberty High School||French||2020|
|Kaci Lueking||Wabash Elementary||First Grade||2019||2020|
|Katherine Zak||Lakeview Elementary||First Grade||2018|
|Jessica Karll||Discovery Ridge||Third Grade||2015|
|Jeremy Boesch||Timberland High School||AP English||2014|
|Bobbi Love||Green Tree Elementary||Third Grade||2010|