Two Drury graduates have been awarded the Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award by the Missouri Association of College for Teacher Education (MACTE). Lara Siders, a 2009 graduate, is a first grade teacher at St. James Elementary School. Carol Ballard (Neckermann), a 2010 graduate, is a fourth grade teacher at McGregor Elementary School. The graduates will be recognized at the MACTE Spring 2011 Conference on April 27.
Katie Spencer, a current student in the Drury Alternative Track for Special Education program, has been recognized by Springfield Public Schools. She was named one of five Teachers of the Month for the month of March. Katie works with autistic students at Cherokee Middle School.