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Area teachers honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

Mascoutah Elementary third grade teacher Janice Amann was one of several area teachers to receive the 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.
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Mascoutah Elementary third grade teacher Janice Amann was one of several area teachers to receive the 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

From kindergarten teachers to college professors, a total of 109 educators from the St. Louis area received awards over the weekend.

They were selected for an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award by the administrators in their schools.

Emerson is a technology and engineering company based in St. Louis that recognizes teachers every year.

These are the 2017 award winners from the metro-east:

Althoff Catholic High School

▪  Dave Woesthaus, art teacher

Alton 11

▪  Angie Kuchnicki, Lovejoy Elementary School speech therapist

Belle Valley 119

▪  Lori Zeiter, Belle Valley School kindergarten teacher

Belleville 118

▪  Shelly Schaefer, Roosevelt Elementary School third-grade teacher

Belleville 201

▪  Keith Padgett, Belleville East High School social studies teacher

Central 104

▪  Emily Auffenberg, Joseph Arthur Middle School social studies teacher

Collinsville 10

▪  Michael Alexander, Collinsville Middle School band teacher

Columbia 4

▪  Angie Barnett, Parkview Elementary School second-grade teacher

East Alton Wood River 14

▪  Sarah Jones, East Alton Wood River High School science teacher

East St. Louis 189

▪  Zandra Joshua-Davis, Gordon Bush Elementary first-grade teacher

Edwardsville 7

▪  Cathy Vano, Albert Cassens Elementary School band teacher

Grant 110

▪  Ashleigh Deets, Illini Elementary School second-grade teacher

Harmony-Emge 175

▪  Lauren Seka-Steward, Emge Junior High School English and language arts teacher

Highland 5

▪  Sheila Laird, Highland Primary School second-grade teacher

High Mount 116

▪  Corynn Wheelan, High Mount School band teacher

Lewis and Clark Community College

▪  Rebecca Gockel, paralegal associate professor

Madison 12

▪  Spencer Saal, Madison Senior High School science teacher

Marissa 40

▪  Lydia Latham, Marissa Junior and Senior High School art teacher

Mascoutah 19

▪  Janice Amann, Mascoutah Elementary School third-grade teacher

McKendree University

▪  Dawn Hankins, athletic training professor

Millstadt 160

▪  Cindy Meyer, Millstadt Consolidated School language arts teacher

New Athens 60

▪  Julie Daab, New Athens Junior High School math teacher

O’Fallon 90

▪  Jana Vasquez, Fulton Junior High School language arts teacher

O’Fallon 203

▪  Candace Caveny, O’Fallon Township High School AP physics teacher

Pontiac-William Holiday 105

▪  Lyndsey Mehrtens, William Holliday Elementary School third-grade teacher

Roxana 1

▪  Jessica Sanchez, Central Intermediate School special education teacher

Shiloh 85

▪  Wendy Kassing, Shiloh Middle School special education teacher

Signal Hill 181

▪  Stephanie Ferguson, Signal Hill School third-grade teacher

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

▪  McKenzie Ferguson, pharmacy practice associate professor

Southwestern Illinois College

▪  Jean Deitz, medical laboratory technology professor

Triad 2

▪  Carrie Metze, Triad High School business teacher

Whiteside 115

▪  Jean Hasenstab, Whiteside Middle School teacher

Wolf Branch 113

▪  Linda Tessereau, Wolf Branch Middle School music teacher

Wood River Harford 15

▪  Ginger Cramsey, Lewis and Clark Elementary School first-grade teacher