2018 Railton New Professionals
Pictured above (left to right) is Morgan Werdehausen,JCPS Foundation Associate Director; Lyndsey Reynders, North; Alora Moore, Callaway Hills; Lesley Barlow, South; Dustin Jefferies, Pioneer Trail; Madison Plunkett, Lawson; Eric Hucker, Lewis and Clark Middle School; Hannah Mitchell, Lewis and Clark Middle School; Center; Adrianna Sanders, Jefferson City High School; Lynsey Sartain, Jefferson City High School; Steve Brennaman, JCPS Foundation Board President; Jason Hebenheimer, Jefferson City Academic
2018 Teacher of the Year
Jana ForckMrs. Jana Forck, Jefferson City High School mathematics and Project Lead the Way teacher, was named the 2018 Eisinger Teacher of the year at the district's teacher banquet on April 26th. Mrs. Forck has been a teacher for 29 years, 28 of those with the Jefferson City Public School System.When Jana was asked what influenced her to become a teacher, her response was, "Because of outstanding teachers and coaches I had in high school, I knew I wanted to become a teacher my freshman year of high school. I wanted the chance to make a difference and inspire young adults."Mrs. Forck further stated, “As a teacher, my goal is to inspire my students to reach their full potential. I want my students to feel welcome, cared for, and successful in my classroom.” Nominated by Nathan Erickson, a Jefferson City High School senior class student, Forck has accomplished this goal. Within Erickson's nomination he wrote, “From daily greetings to seasonal candy, she looks for ways to make classes more interesting and engaging. She personally inspired me to become an engineer through personal discussions and real-life explanations in class.”The Eisinger Teacher of the Year Program began in 2016 when the Foundation received an amazing gift from Don and Linda Eisinger. Because of Mrs. Eisinger's passion for teaching and her love of children, the Eisinger family established this gift to support both the Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator awards for 15 years.Mrs. Forck will now begin preparing her application for the 2018 Missouri Teacher of the Year contest. The winner of which will be named in June.
2018 Outstanding Educator
On April 26, 2018, Jessica Long, Kindergarten teacher at Cedar Hill Elementary School was named the 2018 Eisinger Outstanding Educator. Mrs. Long has been leading students with JCPS for nine years.
The Eisinger Teacher of the Year Program began in 2016 when the Foundation received an amazing gift from Don and Linda Eisinger. Because of Mrs. Eisinger's passion for teaching and her love of children, the Eisinger family established this gift to support both the Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator awards for 15 years.