Title: Elementary School Educator/Instructional Coach
Location: Farmington, Missouri, United States
Maureen Teresa Massie Bales, Elementary School Educator and Instructional Coach, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in early childhood and gifted education.
Ms. Massie entered her profession because she wanted to teach from a very young age and knew as soon as she started kindergarten that that was what she wanted to do. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in child study from Webster College in 1977, Ms. Massie joined the Northern St. Francis County School District as a first-grade teacher. She remained at the school for a decade before joining the faculty at the Lindbergh School District as a fourth-grade teacher until 1989. Since 1991, she has passed on her tried, tested and experienced pedagogy as an instructor of teaching methods at the Central Methodist College at Mineral Area College. During this time, she was a first, second, third and fifth-grade teacher at the Farmington School District from 1998 to 2001. She continued teaching at the school until 2008 as a teacher of gifted education. Since 2008, Ms. Massie has served as a part-time instructional coach with the North St. Francois County School District.
Understanding the importance of continued learning, Ms. Massie received a MAT from Webster College in 1990. She is a certified teacher in K-8 education in Missouri and received certification in gifted education in 2009. Known for the outstanding nature of her work, Ms. Massie has received several accolades. In 2000, she received the How and Why of Science Grant, as well as the Read to be Ready Grant. From 1998 to 2000, she received Learn and Service State Grant. Furthermore, Ms. Massie earned a State Incentive Grant from the Truman Learning Centers Group in 1994 and the Incentive Grant for the Project Aiding Children’s Education State in 1991. She has chaired Mineral Area Indivisible since 2017 and has been affiliated with the Missouri National Education Association and the Missouri Retired Teacher’s Association.
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