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Support Staff of the Year Announced

The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate their 33rd Annual Excellence in Education Banquet on Tuesday, April 23. Candidates that are nominated for the Excellence in Education Awards are then considered for the Teacher and Support Staff Employee of the Year District Award. On Thursday, April 18, we announced SSD's Teacher of the Year & Support Staff of the Year!

Mrs. Holly Schrage, Principal at Eagle Heights Elementary, is SSD's Support Staff of the Year! Thank you for all that you do for everyone! We are proud of you! Congratulations, Mrs. Schrage!

Congratulations to all nominee! Celebrations from the 33rd Annual Excellence in Education Banquet will be shared on social media and in the May Warrior QuickNews!

Support Staff of the Year/ Excellence in Service to Education: Lauren Milby-Palma (Behavior Interventionist, Smithville High School), Rebecca Lockwood (Playground/Lunchroom Aide, Maple Elementary School), Holly Schrage (Principal, Eagle Heights Elementary School), Cari Klein (Instructional Assistant, Horizon Elementary School), and Deb Donnell (Instructional Assistant, Smithville Middle School)


The Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year Selection Committee was made up of representatives from the City of Smithville, Smithville PTO, Smithville Chamber of Commerce, and Smithville School District Administration. We thank our selection committee, and we thank the businesses and individuals listed below for sponsoring our District Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year awards.


St. Luke's North Hospital - Smithville
Fullerton CPA
CSDSIP - Gary Abram
Northwest Missouri State University
Leinda Haddock
Reed Portrait Group

Holly Schrage