Honored School Teachers
Pictured, (from left) Mary Kehrberg nee' Albert, Margaret Pecks nee' Koch, and Mildred Hunter nee' Tindall.
3 Merrill Teachers Named Outstanding
Margaret Pecks, Mary Kehrberg and Mildred Hunter have been selected as Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America for 1972, according to Clyde J. Evans, principal, Kissinger Elementary School, Merrill.
Nominated by the school principal earlier this year, these teachers were selected for this national honor on the basis of their professional and civic achievements. All three teach in the elementary school at Merrill.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Kehrberg and her husband, Edward, reside in LeMars. They have three sons and daughter, Charles, Donald, Robert and Norma. She teaches fifth grade classes at Kissinger Elementary in Merrill and has been teaching for the last 17 years. She also has spent three years teaching in the rural school system of Plymouth County before joining the LeMars Community school system. Mrs. Kehrberg received her B.A. degree in education from Westmar College.
Mrs. Mildred Hunter and her husband Ralph live in LeMars. They have three children, David, Ronald, and Susan. She has taught for 16 years and presently instructs fifth grade classes at Kissinger Elementary in Merrill. Mrs. Hunter is also a product of the rural school system in Plymouth County after having taught for six years in that system. She received her B.A. degree in education from Westmar College.
Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America is an annual program honoring the men and women who have distinguished themselves by their service and leadership in the field of elementary education.
Each year, the biographies of those honored are featured in the awards volumes, “Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America.” In announcing the award winners to the school principal, Dr. V. Gilbert Beers, director of the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America program, cited them for their exceptional service.
“The men and women chosen for this high honor,” Dr. Beers said, “have explored new paths, developed new insights, and effectively communicated their knowledge to their students and colleagues. They are exceptional teachers.”
Guidelines for selection include a teacher’s talents in the classroom, civic service and professional recognition.
Source: LeMars Sentinel
Submitted by volunteers, former students and teachers
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