CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 13, 2011 — The College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University announces that Carol Reimann was named one of five finalists for The National Teachers Hall of Fame.
Reimann, a literacy specialist in Southeast’s Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) and former Missouri Teacher of the Year, spent 33 years as a first grade teacher. During her time as a teacher, Reimann says she loved to see “a-ha moments” with her students. She identified students’ needs and tailored her instruction to meet them. Reimann also focused on parental involvement, visiting families at home and having families visit the classroom so they would know what their children were learning.
Dr. Margaret Noe, dean of the College of Education, said, “We are extremely proud of this recognition of Carol’s accomplishments as a teacher. Last year, she was named a semi-finalist. For her to have advanced to one of the five finalists’ positions this year is a true honor, and reflects how she positively impacted children for over three decades. We are fortunate to have her on staff in the RPDC to share her knowledge with today’s classroom teachers.”
The National Teachers Hall of Fame noted that with the accomplishments and contributions of literally thousands of exemplary teachers throughout the country, being considered a finalist for this most prestigious professional honor is indicative of the influence Reimann has had on the lives of her students. As a result of being named a 2011 finalist, she will automatically be eligible for consideration for induction in 2012. Additionally, Reimann was recently recognized for 10 years of service to the University.