Joplin teacher surprised with Teacher of the Year award

JOPLIN, Mo. – Congratulations to Julie Pagan, the 2022 Joplin Teacher of the Year.

The district hosted a surprise assembly today for her. Pagan is a special education teacher at Soaring Heights Elementary. The Joplin Schools Administration says she goes above and beyond her call of duty every day for students.

Other teachers in the district nominated her for the award.

The district will nominate her for the Missouri Teacher of the Year. She’ll also get a $500 check at an upcoming school board meeting.