We are pleased to share that the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce announced the teacher nominees for the 2020-2021 Golden Apple for the teachers in the Joplin Area Catholic Schools system. A celebration and recognition date will be announced by the Chamber soon. Congratulations to our nominees.

  • Mrs. Judy Bashor – St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School K-2 grade nominee
  • Mrs. Lorrie Estrada – St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School K-2 grade nominee
  • Mrs. Debi Staton – St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School 3-5 grade nominee
  • Mrs. MaryAnn Turk – St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School 3-5 grade nominee
  • Mrs. Susan Goodman – St. Peter’s Catholic Middle School 6-8 grade nominee

Nominations came from parent and student letters submitted to the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce in January and early February. In 2019-2020, Mrs. Darbi Stancell, a McAuley Catholic teacher, won the Golden Apple for grades 9-12.