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Local teacher named "Influential Educator" by MSU students

May 13, 2004 -- by MSU News Service

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Bozeman--Each year, award-winning students from Montana State University's College of Education, Health and Human Development acknowledge "Influential Educators" by nominating an inspirational educator. (Name of a teacher in your area from below), a (subject taught/career) at (name of school or workplace), has received an "Influential Educator" award.

(Last name of teacher) was nominated by (name of nominating student). Educators received the awards during the college's recent awards banquet. The college's student scholarship recipients each selected an educator who has been an inspiration. The Influential Educator may be a teacher or leader, a parent or someone else who has influenced the student in a career path.

The following individuals were nominated as an Influential Educator, and are listed alphabetically by hometown, position and student who nominated the educator.

Bigfork

Tim Iverson, technician for CenturyTel, nominated by Kim Iverson.

Billings

Linda Gray, teacher at St. Francis Intermediate, nominated by Mary Purcell.

Bozeman

Diane Cashell, assistant principal of Sacajawea Middle School, nominated by Kelly Cashell and Collette Jadis.

John Christopher, counseling professor at Montana State University, nominated by Judy Maris.

Suzanne Christopher, community health professor at Montana State University, nominated by Stacie Byrd and Victoria LaFromboise.

D'Ann Finlinson, teacher at Morning Star School, nominated by Molly Ballensky.

Lidia D. Haughey Runkel, instructor for technology education, general studies and architecture at Montana State University, nominated by Brian Hoover.

JoeAnn Heap, retired but currently works as a study hall aide at Bozeman High School, nominated by Ellie Anderson.

Joyce Herbeck, curriculum and instruction in reading and language arts professor at Montana State University, nominated by Sue Stolp.

Bethany Letiecq, human development and family science professor at Montana State University, nominated by Lisa Mohr and Ellen Schultz.

Gwendolyn Morgan, English professor at Montana State University, nominated by Amanda Syljuberget.

Sandy Osborne, human development and family science professor at Montana State University, nominated by Ruth Brown.

Dawn Silva, education graduate teaching assistant at Montana State University, nominated by Artyce Lizotte and Andrea McDivitt.

Stacie Smith, art teacher at Bozeman High School, nominated by Jessica Bosch.

Brian Sprenger, Assistant Airport Director, nominated by Phronsie Sprenger.

Mary Wilts, education faculty member at Montana State University, nominated by Emilie Kernkamp.

Columbus

James Hicks, retired, but currently serves as a juvenile officer in the 22nd Judicial District, nominated by Annie Aschim.

Cut Bank

Jetta Johnson, retired from teaching, and currently Glacier County Superintendent, nominated by Tasha Smith.

Ekalaka

Jennifer Peabody, teacher at Carter County High School, nominated by Amy Williams.

Forsyth

Kim Knoche, teacher at Forsyth High School, nominated by Jennifer Lancaster.

Great Falls

Joe Aline, retired wrestling coach at Great Falls High and currently project manager/estimator for Shumaker Trucking and Excavating, nominated by Amanda Rapstad.

Red Lodge

Jennifer Peabody, teacher at Carter County High School, nominated by Amy Williams.

Rudyard

Laurel Walker, English and social studies teacher at Blue Sky High School, nominated by Lindsey Letang.

Contact: Shana Wold (406) 994-4133