Christopher Evans was named Outstanding Educator in Sedalia School District 200, while Susan Shaw was named Outstanding Associate in the District by the Sedalia Community Educators Association (SCEA) during a 30-minute ceremony held Tuesday at the Smith-Cotton High School cafeteria, 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd.
This is Evans’ second year at S-C Junior High as the Autism Spectrum teacher, specializing in social skills. He teaches seventh, eighth and ninth grades. He also served as a paraprofessional for the high school 2011-2012, and a substitute teacher for the district 2010-2011, and a master carpenter 1998-2010. He also assisted students with extracurricular activities 2012-2013, and has also served as a basketball coach and a youth football league coach.
Evans is married to his wife Deanna. They have three children — two freshmen and a sixth grader. The native Missourian is originally from St. Joseph, arriving in Sedalia in 2005.
Shaw works as an administrative assistant at Sedalia Middle School and is in charge of attendance, payroll, enrollment and any special projects that Sara Pannier or Spencer Eisenmenger are involved with. Shaw began her career with the District at Parkview 16 years ago, and has worked at SMS for the past three. Shaw is married to her husband Kelvin.
Evans and Shaw were winners at their buildings, and were selected from a field of 10.
Top educators at the other buildings included Kate Schroeder from Co-op, Andrea Young from Parkview, Nancy Hurt from Horace Mann, Brenda Ward from Skyline, Devon Gilmore from Washington, Amanda Jackson from Heber Hunt, Amanda Sommer from Sedalia Middle School, and Bryant Lazenby from Smith-Cotton.
Top associates from other buildings included Carolyn Rees from Whittier, Nicole Burnett from Co-op, Debra Wenig from Parkview, Steve Hughes from Horace Mann, Brenda Simpson from Skyline, Kayla Sharp from Washington, Sharon Swafford from S-C Junior High and Joni price from Smith-Cotton.
SCEA President and VP Laura Peck and Karen Collier presented the certificates to all the winners.
A punch-and-cake reception followed the ceremony.
The event was postponed from Feb. 6 due to inclement weather. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.