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May 18, 2017
The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Northwest Missouri State University’s Dr. Vicki Seeger, an assistant professor of professional education, April 26 at its 31st Annual Excellence in Education Banquet and presented her with its Excellence in Higher Education Award.
The award honors outstanding instructors, professors or administrative staff members who have made a significant commitment to education at their institution. Dr. Terry Barmann, director of Northwest-Kansas City, nominated Seeger for the honor, and it marked the second consecutive year a Northwest representative received the award, which Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet received last year.
Barmann’s nomination recognized Seeger for her classroom instruction as well as her leadership in coordinating the elementary education and the teacher leader programs at Northwest-Kansas City.
“Dr. Seeger is an exceptional classroom instructor offering resources and support for teacher education candidates,” Barmann said. “Dr. Seeger coordinates practicum experiences for future teachers in Northland schools. Dr. Seeger has been instrumental in launching both undergraduate completion programs as well as graduate education programs in the Northland.”
Seeger joined the Northwest faculty in 2014, and her professional experiences include work as a literacy and instructional coach for preschool children through the 12th grade and a classroom teacher for grades three through six. She has served as a mentor teacher, clinical supervisor and field instructor.
She earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University. She has a master’s of education degree in curriculum and instruction and bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and vocational home economics education, all from Washburn University. She also is a National Board Certified Teacher in literacy and reading-language arts for early and middle childhood levels.
The Excellence in Education Banquet celebrates Northland education and honors teachers, administrative staff, volunteers and businesses that support the nine school districts and five higher education institutions in Kansas City's Northland area. The banquet acknowledges the important role education plays in the economic development and quality of life in the area, and it is believed to be the largest of its kind honoring educators in Missouri.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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