The Joplin Chamber of Commerce partners with Empire District Electric and Missouri Southern to present this annual award.
"A lot of our teachers don't get all the acknowledgment that they need and all the credit they need. They take care of those kids everyday all year long and its a nice way to just say thank you to them," said Valerie Searcy, Award Committee Chair.
You can drop off nominations at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce. They must be submitted by February 4th.