Southeast Professional Receives Award

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18, 2005 ᾰ A professional at Southeast Missouri State University is receiving statewide recognition in her field. Connie Hebert, Special Education Consultant for the Southeast Regional Professional Development Center, has been named the Missouri Staff Developer of the Year by the Missouri Staff Development Council (MSDC).

The award is for an individual who has provided exemplary service in staff development. Nominees for the award are gathered from MSDC members. The MSDC newsletter calls for nominations in the fall and winter issues. The winner, who is announced at the annual state conference, receives an award as well as a letter of recognition to her or his superintendent and school board. The awards committee consists of representatives from the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) membership.

The qualities outlined in the nomination form are: leadership experience, involvement in professional development at the local, state or national level and individual accomplishments based on the NSDC standards, which include focusing on improving the learning of all students through learning communities, leadership resources, data driven evaluation, research-based design and family involvement.

Hebert has been employed at Southeast through the RPDC as a special education consultant since 2003. She relocated from Pennsylvania, where she served in a similar capacity providing staff development to public educators.  

“I’m honored to receive this award,” Hebert said.

For more information, contact Connie Hebert at (573) 651-2621.