Two MVC graduates recognized as Outstanding Beginning Teachers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
MACTE President Tim Wall, Fizer and MACTE President-Elect Shawn Young.

The Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education recognized two Missouri Valley College graduates as Outstanding Beginning Teachers.

MVC graduates Amelia Fizer and Rebecca Markes were honored at the association's spring conference.

Fizer, who is a from Slater, was a 2012 graduate of MVC. She majored in mathematics, earning certification in both secondary and middle school education. She is currently teaching high school mathematics at Lincoln High School in Lincoln.

MACTE President Tim Wall, Markes and MACTE President-Elect Shawn Young.

Markes, who is from Marshall, was a 2011 graduate of MVC. She majored in elementary education. From 2011-2012 she was a Teaching Fellow for the University of Missouri, and received her master's degree in curriculum and instruction. She is currently teaching first grade at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Columbia.

The MACTE spring conference was held April 25. 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.

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. Each recipient was awarded an engraved plaque to display in their classroom.