Employee of the Month

Welcome to our Employee of the Month album! Here you will see staff members of WMS that have shown fantastic commitment to the education and development of students. Earning Employee of the month gets a sign that marks off a parking spot specifically for that employee and not only will you see a picture of these people but you will hear about them, how they got into education, and what about education they enjoy the most. 

Mrs. McAllister - March Employee of the MonthMr. Rosine - April Employee of the MonthMr. CollierEmployee of the Month - August 2018September 2018 - Employee of the MonthEmployee of the Month - Oct 2018Employee of the Month - Dec. 2018Employees of the Month - Jan 2019Mrs. Wittmaier - Feb. employee of the month

Mrs. McAllister - March and Dec. Employee of the Month

Mr. Rosine - April Employee of the Month

May 2018 Teacher of the Month

Employee of the Month - August 2018

September 2018 - Employee of the Month

Mrs. Schmidt - October Employee of the Month

Mrs. Janvrin - Dec. employee of the month 2018

Employees of the Month - Jan 2019

Mrs. Wittmaier - Feb. Employee of the Month

March 2018 - Mrs. McAllister


"I always liked school as a kid. Teaching gives me the opportunity to keep learning. I mostly want to inspire my students to always look for opportunities to learn something new."

April 2018 - Mr. Rosine

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I didn't get into it until later in life. I thought I may have something to offer and I thought it was time to start giving back."

May 2018 - Mr. Collier

Just like the majority of my mother’s side of the family, I got into teaching because I loved to work with students and athletes. Throughout my life, I always enjoyed going to school and learning from teachers. I was born and raised in Warrensburg, Missouri and am very familiar with the school district. I had a wonderful experience as a student, and I absolutely adored all my teachers and coaches growing up in the Warrensburg R-VI School District. My mother and my grandfather were my biggest inspirations for becoming a teacher. I saw how each of them made a difference in the lives of their students, and I wanted to become just like them when I grew up. 

I believe the reason why I love teaching so much is that I get to develop positive relationships with my students, my athletes, and my colleagues. My whole philosophy of teaching and coaching is based on a quote from Maya Angelou, which states, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The bottom line is that I teach because I am still inspired by great teachers and coaches I had when I was a child. I understand that what we do as teachers and coaches every single day truly matters. 

August 2018 - Mrs. Nelson

 I chose to embrace teaching as a profession after many years in the business world and realizing that I was usually put in the position to teach and train new employees. When my children were growing up I began helping in their elementary schools and started taking classes in education.  One of my professors talked to me about teaching math in the secondary school setting.  She was a driving force in helping choose middle school math. 

There are an abundance of enjoyable aspects of my profession.  First and foremost, I love mathematics and I hope that love is contagious for students. I look at math as a puzzle and who doesn't love puzzles.  Math is a subject that makes students problem solve, and in life problem solving is essential.  I enjoy the middle school students because they teach me new things every day.  I love to see the student's math understanding grow and flourish throughout the year.  I enjoy seeing students come back and tell me how well they are doing once they are out of middle school.  Warrensburg Middle School is a wonderful place to work with a supportive fun staff.  The math department is a great group who respect and help each other.  The Voyager team is like my second family and they make coming to work exciting because I never know what the day might bring.

September 2018 - Mrs. Lancaster

I have wanted to be a teacher since 4th grade. I never imagined working with middle school school aged students, but now I wouldn't have it any other way. They are witty, creative, fun, and passionate young people. I am definitely blessed!

October 2018 - Mrs. Schmidt

My parents were both teachers along with many of my aunts, uncles and my grandmother.  As a child, I loved listening to my mother tell stories about how my grandfather always asked my grandmother why the most difficult students were the first ones to speak to her.  According to my mother, the reply from my grandmother was always something to the effect of those were the ones she worked with the hardest. I aspire to be that person for my students.  Not only was I inspired to become an educator by my family, I was also inspired my many of my teachers.  My first grade teacher still texts me and spoils my children and me on many occasions, my 7th grade language arts teacher who opened my eyes to the world outside of Oak Grove Middle School, the high school Missouri History teacher who taught this very quiet introverted student to introduce myself to others and how to properly shake hands.  All of these and many more were inspirations to me.  I hope I can give that inspiration to my students as well.

November 2018 - Mrs. McAllister

"I always liked school as a kid. Teaching gives me the opportunity to keep learning. I mostly want to inspire my students to always look for opportunities to learn something new."


December 2018 - Mrs. Janvrin

I really feel like Education called me.  Since I was a child (like 5), I knew I was going to be a teacher.  I loved and still love everything about a school.  Being in a school gives me much joy.  I thought for a long time that the reason I wanted to be a teacher was because my mom was a teacher and many other family members.   However, I thought about other jobs.  Nothing I studied felt right until I started classes in education and began teaching at a preschool during my Christmas breaks.  Once I started, I never have looked back.  I love it!!  I have enjoyed every job and every grade level I have taught (from high school to elementary).

January 2018 - Lunch Ladies

These ladies have expressed how much they enjoy working around the middle school students. They definitely help make WMS a great place to be!

February 2019 - Mrs. Wittmaier

I chose teaching because students are great--what other job makes you laugh every single day? Of course there are sad moments, and times when I have to be the bad guy, but overall, kids are just a blast to be around.

I chose to get into education because I enjoy helping young people set goals without limitations. It’s exciting to help them develop into their own person as a life-long learner.
I chose to get into education because I enjoy helping young people set goals without limitations. It’s exciting to help them develop into their own person as a life-long learner.
I chose to get into education because I enjoy helping young people set goals without limitations. It’s exciting to help them develop into their own person as a life-long learner.

Andrea Nelson

10:06 AM (38 minutes ago)
to me
 I chose to embrace teaching as a profession after many years in the business world and realizing that I was usually put in the position to teach and train new employees. When my children were growing up I began helping in their elementary schools and started taking classes in education.  One of my professors talked to me about teaching math in the secondary school setting.  She was a driving force in helping choose middle school math. 
There are an abundance of enjoyable aspects of my profession.  First and foremost, I love mathematics and I hope that love is contagious for students. I look at math as a puzzle and who doesn't love puzzles.  Math is a subject that makes students problem solve, and in life problem solving is essential.  I enjoy the middle school students because they teach me new things every day.  I love to see the student's math understanding grow and flourish throughout the year.  I enjoy seeing students come back and tell me how well they are doing once they are out of middle school.  Warrensburg Middle School is a wonderful place to work with a supportive fun staff.  The math department is a great group who respect and help each other.  The Voyager team is like my second family and they make coming to work exciting because I never know what the day might bring. 

Andrea Nelson

10:06 AM (38 minutes ago)
to me
 I chose to embrace teaching as a profession after many years in the business world and realizing that I was usually put in the position to teach and train new employees. When my children were growing up I began helping in their elementary schools and started taking classes in education.  One of my professors talked to me about teaching math in the secondary school setting.  She was a driving force in helping choose middle school math. 
There are an abundance of enjoyable aspects of my profession.  First and foremost, I love mathematics and I hope that love is contagious for students. I look at math as a puzzle and who doesn't love puzzles.  Math is a subject that makes students problem solve, and in life problem solving is essential.  I enjoy the middle school students because they teach me new things every day.  I love to see the student's math understanding grow and flourish throughout the year.  I enjoy seeing students come back and tell me how well they are doing once they are out of middle school.  Warrensburg Middle School is a wonderful place to work with a supportive fun staff.  The math department is a great group who respect and help each other.  The Voyager team is like my second family and they make coming to work exciting because I never know what the day might bring. 

Victoria Wittmaier

Feb 26, 2019, 8:45 AM (8 days ago)
to me
I chose teaching because students are great--what other job makes you laugh every single day? Of course there are sad moments, and times when I have to be the bad guy, but overall, kids are just a blast to be around.

Victoria Wittmaier

Feb 26, 2019, 8:45 AM (8 days ago)
to me
I chose teaching because students are great--what other job makes you laugh every single day? Of course there are sad moments, and times when I have to be the bad guy, but overall, kids are just a blast to be around.

Victoria Wittmaier

Feb 26, 2019, 8:45 AM (8 days ago)
to me
I chose teaching because students are great--what other job makes you laugh every single day? Of course there are sad moments, and times when I have to be the bad guy, but overall, kids are just a blast to be around.