2019 Railton New Professionals
Pictured above is Clair Hansen, Pioneer Trail; Lauren Coons, Thorpe Gordon; Matthew Graham, CCHS; Joane Cash, Cedar Hill; Whitney Boeckman, Moreau Heights; Patricia Morgan, North Elementary; Savannah Hoff, LCMS; Katelyn Rush, East Elementary; Adrianna Sanders, JCHS; and Danielle Vaught, Thorpe Gordon.
The New professional awards are funded by a gift managed by the Foundation, given through the trust of Mrs. Billie Railton. Mrs. Railton also funded the 2002-2012 Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator awards. The Foundation also has the pleasure to work with Don and Linda Eisinger. The Eisingers established the Eisinger Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator awards for a total of 15 years. You can find information about this year's Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator recipients below!
2019 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Regina Roe
The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation is thrilled to recognize Mrs. Regina Roe as the 2019 Eisinger Teacher of the Year award. Mrs. Roe is a mathematics teacher at Jefferson City High School and has been a teacher for 28 years. She first taught in Columbia and then Harlingen, Texas before starting at Jefferson City High School in 1994. Mrs. Roe has taught a number of different math courses at JCHS over the last 25 years.
2019 Outstanding Educator
Mrs. Jennifer Uptergrove
Lawson Elementary 1st grade teacher, Jennifer Uptergrove, was named the 2019 Eisinger Outstanding Educator. Mrs. Uptergrove came to Jefferson City Public Schools in 2009 after teaching in Eldon, MO. She’s taught 1st grade in our district for a decade and has 24 years of experience in the classroom.