May 2023 – Dorris Intermediate School teacher Heather Asperger was awarded St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 2023 Teacher of the Month. She receives a $250 Target Gift Card, and will be recognized in the Sunday, May 14th edition of the Post-Dispatch and STL Today.
Ms. Asperger was nominated by a colleague who wrote:
Mrs. Asperger (aka Mrs. A) is the all-time best teacher there is. Her calm demeanor, fantastic classroom management, and knowledge of how to effectively teach reading skills (to even the academically challenged students) is truly amazing. In addition, Mrs. A was part of a team in Collinsville Unit 10 this year that enabled students to show their creativity and make an earning at the very first “Student Vendor Fair!” Students made and sold everything from bracelets to origami to complex woodworking birdhouses. On top of this, Mrs. A went the EXTRA mile. She designed a unique virtual club to help those students participate that did not have transportation or the means to stay after school. Mrs. A has such a great heart that she never wants to be or feel left out. Going this extra mile just proves how dedicated she is to not only her job, but her students.