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September 30, 2013


MS Teacher Kari Schepker-Mueller is MRH's 'District Teacher of the Year'

Karen Hall and Kari Schepker-Mueller

Superintendent Karen I. Hall and Kari Schepker-Mueller

Maplewood Richmond Heights School District annually recognizes teachers that go above and beyond in their classroom and within the community. This year, Kari Schepker-Mueller, Middle School Art Teacher has been named MRH’s District Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Schepker-Mueller, along with her colleagues who also received this recognition at their respective school levels, will be honored at the District’s annual Employee Appreciation Dinner held in the spring.

The MRH District Teacher of the Year award recognizes a teacher who demonstrates excellence and commitment to teaching. The awardee is honored for his/her passion and commitment to the teaching profession; success of the individual’s classroom teaching approach; professional growth and development; innovation and creativity in the classroom; and knowledge of current teaching techniques and educational issues.

In addition to honoring Schepker-Mueller, MRH is also honoring a teacher from each of its other three schools:

  • Early Childhood Center- Laura Brasses, Instructional Specialist
  • Elementary School – Kathy Simon, Physical Education and Health Teacher
  • High School – Ben Nims, Science Teacher

“These teachers are shining examples of educators who are changing lives every day through their dedication, talent, and service to our students,” said MRH Superintendent Karen I. Hall. “The commitment from all of our faculty and staff here at MRH is truly inspirational and wonderful.“

The selection process began at the school level, where building administrators nominated a “School Teacher of the Year.”  These four nominations were then reviewed at the district level with one being awarded the “District Teacher of the Year.”

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.