The Cape Chamber of Commerce named the 2017 Educators of the Year. These five educators were honored at the Educator Appreciation Reception yesterday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau and were given the prestigious Crystal Apple Award, a $500 check, resolutions of honor from the Missouri Legislature, and a commemorative video at the reception. This is the twenty-fourth year the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce has honored educators. The selection process opened for nominations in April and nominee’s submitted applications in July. They were selected based on a criteria of their efforts in professional development, educational history, teaching effectiveness, and community involvement.
n Jennifer Hecht, Central Middle School in Cape Girardeau
n Renee Peters, Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau
n Elizabeth Sterr, Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau
n Sarah Strohmeyer, Notre Dame Regional High School
n Dana Schwieger, Harrison College of Business Department of Accounting, Southeast Missouri State University