First-year Lake Road Teacher Earns State Award
Tyler Lappe of Lake Road Elementary School was among 61 teachers in Missouri who won the outstanding beginning teacher award on Friday, March 6, during the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education spring conference in Jefferson City.
Lappe, a third grade teacher in his very first year, “arrives to school early and stays late,” according to the letter of recommendation from his principal, Erica Weadon. “His leadership qualities and work ethic are outstanding,” added Three Rivers College Coordinator of Teacher Education, Madawn Traxel, who submitted the nomination.
Lappe earned his associate degree in teaching elementary education from Three Rivers, where he also received his bachelor’s through an articulation agreement the community college has with Hannibal-LaGrange University. He was selected to receive the MACTE award because he was “deemed highly effective” in the classroom as a new educator, according to the organization.