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Three Hazelwood Teachers Win Teacher of the Year Award


On Thursday, May 17th the Ed Napleton Automotive Group, in partnership with Napleton Hyundai of Hazelwood sponsored an inaugural Napleton Teacher of the Year award ceremony for the Hazelwood School District at Napleton Hyundai in Hazelwood.

Students, parents, and community members were encouraged to nominate their favorite HSD teachers for their educational success. After over 200 nominations were submitted, one winning teacher was picked from elementary, middle, and high school.  Three teachers won $1,000 each and six additional honorable mention teachers were presented with gas cards.

Teacher of the Year award recipients:

  • Ms. Yashica Stimage, 2nd grade teacher at Barrington Elementary School
  • Dr. Craig Waddell, mathematics teacher at  Hazelwood North Middle School
  • Ms. Jana Poos, communication arts teacher at Hazelwood Central High School

Honorable mention teachers:

  • Mrs. Reese-Grannerman Elementary School
  • Mrs. Withington-Lusher Elementary School
  • Dr. Wells-Hazelwood Central Middle School
  • Mr. Bowman-Hazelwood North Middle School
  • Ms. Camarota-Hazelwood Central High School
  • Mrs. Durant-Hazelwood West High School