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About the School of Education and Child Development


The central goal of the School of Education and Child Development is to add value to the lives of children and youth by preparing highly effective teachers and leaders for work in schools throughout the Ozarks and beyond.

Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).


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Elly Zinecker: My Favorite TeacherBy Dr. Laurie Edmondson on October 5, 2016

Find out about Elly's favorite teacher! 

I am a senior at Drury University. My major is elementary education and I will be student teaching next semester! I love to play the piano and sing. I have a dog named Hanz who lives with me at Drury. My family lives in Republic, where I grew up. They are very important to me. Next year, I plan on attending graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Education.

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Abby McEvers: My Favorite TeacherBy Dr. Laurie Edmondson on October 5, 2016

Find out about Abby's favorite teacher! 

I come from a very small town called Greenfield, Illinois. My hometown is about four and a half hours from Springfield. I have two brothers and two sisters and I am the youngest. I have played volleyball, basketball and softball for my whole life. I love the outdoors, food, sports, sleeping, animals and teaching! I hope to one day teach at the elementary level…

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Sheri Gray: My Favorite TeacherBy Dr. Laurie Edmondson on October 5, 2016

Find out about Sheri's favorite teacher!

Mrs. Fink and Dr. Carlie were my favorite teachers because they took the time to do more than teach.  They took the time to help make an impact on my life, so I could go out and be the best I could be.  I just hope all those teachers out there realize what an impact they are making and how important they are in shaping the lives of their students!  Who knows…

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Drury School of Education & Child Development: Improving the Lives of Children & Families