Teacher Proud Tuesday

Ash Grove/Bois Elementary-Mrs. Thompson is a dedicated, passionate leader who works endlessly to do what is best for all students across the district. Mrs. Thompson is a first grade teacher who is a member of our building leadership team and district step ladder committee. She is always willing to jump in and fill needed roles. Mrs. Thompson is a coach for Girls on the Run which supports girls in 3rd through 6th grade,and has even stepped up to take coaching positions within the high school. In her extra time, Mrs. Thompson coaches youth league teams and has even signed up to gain her math specialist certification to help provide better quality math instruction within the district. We appreciate Mrs. Thompson's continued dedication to ALL pirates and we are blessed to have her within our district.
Ash Grove HS/JH-Mrs. Amanda Houp teaches English 3 and 4 and English Composition and Literature for Dual Credit students in grades 11-12. Mrs. Houp genuinely cares about her students and views education as transformative. Mrs. Houp’s students learn to express themselves in a variety of ways. Mrs. Houp works tirelessly to bring in speakers from real world settings to speak to students and share with them the importance of expression through the writing process. Moreover, Mrs. Houp’s students are given the experience of seeing the world through a global lens, as Mrs. Houp uses resources and speakers from across the globe to share their love of literature with our students of AGHS. Thank you for inspiring the students to learn.
Classified Staff- Mr. Randy Crouch works as a custodian and Director of Maintenance for our school district. Randy continues to take pride in his work and spend tireless hours filling in the needed gaps. Through a series of situations out of his control, Randy found the custodial staff shorthanded throughout the summer, but Randy filled the job of multiple people to keep our buildings running smoothly while helping to finish many of the summer building projects. We thank Mr. Crouch for going out of his way to do his job at an extremely high level.