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EducationPlus is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 EducationPlus Scholarship Awards. Congratulations to these five highly deserving educators who have been selected to receive a $1,500 stipend intended to further the recipient’s professional development with an emphasis on improving student performance. The recipients will also have their names placed on a plaque at EducationPlus and scholarship winners will be honored on June 12 at the EducationPlus year-end celebration.

Robert D. Elsea Scholarship Award
Shannon Crepps, Francis Howell School District
•    6th-8th grade instrumental music (band)
•    10 years teaching experience, 9 in present position
•    Plans to visit Shadow Ridge Middle School and Marcus High School in Dallas, Texas to observe differentiated instruction in an instrumental music setting.

Gerald D. Troester Scholarship Award
Rainah Pray, Francis Howell School District
•    2nd grade
•    10 years of teaching experience, 1 in present position •
Plans to attend the McREL Summer Classroom Instruction That Works Refresh Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Gary K. Wright Scholarship Award
Michelle McKinley, Wentzville School District
•    2nd grade
•    8 years of teaching experience, 7 years in present position
•    Plans to attend The Leader in Me program, and conduct site visits to other schools in the metropolitan St. Louis area that have implemented The Leader in Me and Seven Habits programs in their buildings.

John Oldani Scholarship Award
Brian Santos, Francis Howell School District
•    9th-12th grade Spanish
•    9 years of teaching experience, 8 years in present position
•    Plans to attend one of the following conferences: National Kagan Cooperative Learning Workshop, National Spanish AP Language Workshop or Central State Conference in Foreign Language.

CSD Health Insurance Trust Scholarship Award
Bobby Hughes, Hazelwood School District
•    9th-10th grade science
•    11 years of teaching experience, 1 year in present position
•    Plans to participate in training to learn a variety of effective assessment techniques and use assessment data to improve student performance, particularly in the area of science.