Educators Rising

Educators Rising Missouri Conference and Competitions

Monday, April 1, 2019
9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Memorial Union, Columbia, MO

Keynote speaker: Shelly Parks, 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year, English teacher at Francis Howell North High School

Educators Rising Missouri offers eighteen competitions in 2019. Intent to compete must be received by midnight, Feb. 6, using this link:

For details, see the 2019 EdRising MO Competition list. (PDF attached) The top five state winners in each competition are eligible, but not required, to compete at the Educators Rising National Conference in June. Any student who intents to apply for the Educators Rising Missouri $500 scholarship needs to enter a competition, as this enhances their scholarship application.

Competition entries are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 5. Read submission details and complete the entry form at
Program will offer keynote speaker and campus tours in addition to competitions. Depending on the number of students competing, we will likely also have a panel discussion on college life lead by college students. Students who do not enter a competition are encouraged to attend the conference. Most competitions will be open to spectators. Agenda will not be finalized until competitions are scheduled based on intent to competes received. We know the last thing on the agenda will be announcing the winners of the competitions.

Teacher leaders: You may choose to have students complete this EdRising Registration Form (below), and turn in to you so you can complete online registration no later than midnight Feb. 28, 2019. Registration could close sooner if our event capacity is reached. You can register students in small groups as you receive their information. Students who intend to complete must register to attend the conference, and complete the entry form by March 5 at

Over 1,000 students are members of Educators Rising Missouri, so we may reach conference capacity before the registration deadline and close registration early. Teacher leaders may pay fees for your chapter by purchase order, check or credit card. Purchase orders must be received by March 26. If paying by credit card, the card is charged when the registration is completed. If you have any questions please call Laurie Bernskoetter at (573) 644-9623 or email her at

Registration deadline February 28 or sooner if capacity is reached.
Registration fee includes lunch. Cost for students and adults: $25 per person.

Student Registration form (pdf) This form should be distributed to students and returned to the teacher/advisor with payment.

Online Group Registration (due Feb. 28) This form should be completed by the teacher/advisor, registering the entire group from your school or chapter.

Educators Rising Missouri NEA Scholarship

Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This is a $500 scholarship.  

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20 percent of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter.

Download scholarship application

What is Educators Rising?

Educators Rising allows students in grades 7-12 to explore careers in education, an important step in preparing quality teachers for tomorrow’s schools. Phi Delta Kappa is the national sponsor of EdRising, and Missouri NEA is the state coordinator. To find out more about Educators Rising-Missouri, download the information packet

Individual students now join EdRising as part of a school chapter or as individuals in schools without a chapter. To join, go to
. To register your chapter, you go to, click on Join the Network, select Teacher/Administrator, then choose either "Start a New Program" OR "Affiliate Existing Program". Enter your information. Now you are set up for your students to join. Each student registers themselves on the site, including their school, which will put them into your chapter. 

EdRising is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a career and technical student organization.  Schools that offer a state-approved career and technical education program of study can receive funds through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.  For more information on establishing education and training career cluster courses you should contact Leone Herring, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at leone.herring    

If you have questions about the EdRising Training or becoming a EdRising advisor, contact Ann Jarrett at 800-392-0236 or by email at

Here is a 3-minute video tour of the EdRising Virtual Campus. Please watch it and share with your students: 

atured Speaker: Linda Glasgow, 2016 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Glasgow is a third-grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary School in Blue Springs.  Now in her 30th year in education, Glasgow is lauded by her peers for the ability to get the most out of students while sharing her knowledge with teachers and parents.

 “Linda Glasgow has a unique thirst for learning and positively impacts students each and every year,” said Blue Springs Superintendent Dr. Jim Finley. “She is a leader, mentor and collaborator, and she inspires those around her through her example. “

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