Role model honored
Kindergarten teacher Ashley Palmer was recognized as Staff PeaceBuilder at Matthews Elementary School at Matthews for the first quarter of 2014-2015. Mrs. Palmer is an excellent role model for her students as well as all other students in the building, New Madrid County R-1 officials said. Selection was based on how well the staff member exhibits the attitude and actions associated with the PeaceBuilder program. A Peacebuilder praises others, gives up put-downs, seeks wise people, acknowledges and speaks up when they've hurt someone else, rights wrongs, helps others and builds peace at home, at school and in their community. Pictured from left are: Jeremy Hanlin, MoSPIRIT/PeaceBuilder representative from Family Counseling Center in Kennett, Palmer and Don Phillips, Matthews Elementary principal.