Jamie Manker, the Rockwood School District 2013 Teacher of the Year, has been named the 2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year.
“I am honored and humbled,” Manker said. “My students are my reward and my reason for success. I am an outstanding teacher not because of what kids see me do while lecturing in front of them but because of what kids are able to do while I stand beside them.”
Manker teaches social studies at Rockwood Summit High School. RSHS Principal Renee Trotier says Manker “embodies all of the characteristics of a quality educator. She works hard. She’s thoughtful. She’s knowledgeable. She’s collaborative. Most importantly, she treats her students with great respect. We’re very proud of her!”
Manker holds both a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Education from Truman State University. In addition, she earned National Board Certification, the profession’s top teaching honor, in 2009.
Rockwood School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Terry Adams says the district is very proud of Jamie Manker. “This is an incredible honor, and it’s a reflection of the high quality educators who work in Rockwood.”
Manker will now go on to compete in the National Teacher of the Year Program.