Garrison advances in teacher competition
Dan Garrison, the Raymore-Peculiar Teacher of the Year for 2017, was selected by the Regional Professional Development Center as one of two regional finalists for the Missouri Teacher of the Year.
He is now among 32 regional finalists competing for the statewide honor.
Garrison has taught 18 years in the Ray-Pec School District. Last school year, he worked at Ray-Pec East Middle School, and it was his first year to teach eighth-grade social studies.
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For the academic year that starts in August, Garrison will teach eighth-grade social studies at Ray-Pec South Middle School.
Steele named to state board
Pam Steele, executive assistant to the Raymore-Peculiar School District Superintendent and Board of Education secretary, has been appointed to serve on the Missouri Local Records Board.
The board establishes records retention schedules for all local governments in light of the citizens' need for access to records and historical documents. Board members provide opinions on a variety of issues relating to records that affect their own areas of expertise.
The board is led by the Missouri secretary of state and consists of local government officials from all classes of counties and cities, elementary and secondary education, higher education and a representative of historical society organizations.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft appointed Steele to a three-year term.