Hensley Receives American Stars of Teaching Award

Melissa Hensley, previously a reading coach in the Milan C-2 school district, received the American Stars of Teaching award for the state of Missouri.

The United States Department of Education presents the American Stars of Teaching to one teacher in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia each year; a representative from the U.S. Department of Education traveled to Milan to present Hensley with the honor, which came as a
surprise. Her former principal nominated her for the award last year.

Hensley now works as a reading specialist at the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center at Truman.

More than 4,000 teachers nationwide were nominated for the American Stars of Teaching award this year. The distinction recognizes educators of all disciplines for their unique success stories.
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