By Mike Greife, September 21, 2015
WARRENSBURG, MO – University of Central Missouri alumna Linda Glasgow, a third-grade
teacher at Nowlin Elementary School in the Blue Springs School District, has been
named the 2015 Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education.
Glasgow received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1984 and a Master of Science in Education degree in 1990 from UCM. She began her teaching career in 1984, joining the faculty of the Blue Springs School District in 1987.
She will be honored, along with the additional five finalists, at a banquet Oct. 26. The statewide honor will make Glasgow the Missouri representative for the National Teacher of the Year competition.
“I am a proud UCM alum,” Glasgow said. “In the education program, I gained the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in teaching. I was inspired by instructors who modeled professionalism and a love of learning. I enjoyed my time at UCM, and I know my life is enriched, not only by the education I received, but also by the friendships I made.”
During her 30 years in the classroom, Glasgow has taught students in kindergarten through fourth grade and has served in numerous special education roles. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Graceland University.
“Linda Glasgow has a uniqjue thirst for learning and positively impacts students each and every year,” said Jim Finley, superintendent of the Blue Springs School District. “She is a leader, mentor and collaborator, and she inspires those around her through her example. The district is honored, proud and elated to have Linda on our team, and we are confident she will represent our district and state well.”