Skyline Elementary School mixed-age teacher Tonya Edgar is the recipient of the Superintendent’s Bell Ringer Award for February.

The monthly award is a way for Superintendent Steve Triplett to honor Sedalia 200 staff members who put the district’s mission statement into action and those who display exemplary effort in celebrating student success. Winners are selected from nominations made by staff members and administrators.

The nominator for Edgar wrote: “Mrs. Edgar celebrates her students with RoAR awards when they get an A on a test and she sends home a poster to hang on their door when they pass their multiplication facts. Mrs. Edgar's class does a fundraiser to support our community every year. This year proceeds went to the Community Cafe."

Triplett said, “Instilling confidence and a love of learning is important at the elementary level. Ms. Edgar is a shining example of the power of positive reinforcement and the importance of getting students to understand early on the value of community connections. We are fortunate to have her on our team at Skyline."

Other nominees for February were Jonathan Tester and Stacey Steinkuhler, Smith-Cotton High; Craig Harvey and Jamie Bowman, Smith-Cotton Junior High; Morgan Renfrow, Brett Hieronymus, Kathy Garrison and Shellene Dore, Sedalia Middle School; Andrea Curtis, Sheri Kemp and Allison Stucker, Heber Hunt Elementary; Ashley Klein and Laura Peck, Parkview Elementary; and Kelly Eichler, Horace Mann Elementary.

In the photos: Sedalia School District 200 Superintendent Steve Triplett, left, presents Skyline Elementary School teacher Tonya Edgar with the Superintendents’ Bell Ringer Award on Monday, March 1, at the school. Edgar teaches in a mixed age classroom of third and fourth graders.

Skyline Elementary School teacher Tonya Edgar, the Superintendent's Bell Ringer Award recipient for February, is in her 16th year with Sedalia School District 200.

Sedalia School District 200