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. Othic- January Employee of the MonthMrs. Stillwell- February Employee of the MonthMrs. 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 2018

Mrs. Othic- January Employee of the Month

Mrs. Stillwell- February Employee of the Month

Mrs. McAllister - March 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

January 2018 - Mrs. Othic


"I love school and I love to learn! This is the main reason I chose to follow the education path. Because of many amazing teachers that have inspired me in the past, I've always wanted to be a teacher (since the 3rd grade). I love to help people and I love seeing others succeed. It wasn't until high school that I realized how much I loved math and it wasn't until college that I realized how much I loved middle school. 

I enjoy many things about education, from the excitement of learning new things to the success of accomplishing goals. WMS is a family of students and staff. I am very proud of how hard everyone works to make it such a great place. Education is also such a rewarding career. It's wonderful to see students "get it" after working so hard on a new concept or to have former students come back to share their successes."

February 2018 - Mrs. Stillwell

"My leap into education happened when Hollywood didn’t call, okay not really.  My journey to education was a process of being a child from the 70’s and 80’s watching educational programming like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, and the Walton’s. I am so grateful to my parents, who were great teachers and role models. The numerous opportunities my parents gave me to help others allowed me to develop strong beliefs about citizenship, community and the value of education.

I wanted life to have meaning and make it meaningful for others. 
I enjoy learning, hands-on activities and laugher. Teaching is about positive relationships with kids and having fun creating tomorrow's leaders."

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 - 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 - 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.

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.