LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Misty Beckner

Position: Special Education English Teacher, Team Leader
School: Longfellow Middle School
School District: Enid Public Schools
City, State: Enid, OK

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Misty Beckner was nominated by her principal, Jon Mitchell.

Every day, Ms. Beckner makes a beneficial difference in students’ lives. She serves the special education staff and students with her positive leadership style. She sets the tone and atmosphere in her department, serving as the department head at Longfellow Middle School, and serving as the Special Education English Language Arts Teacher.

Ms. Beckner is an active leader, helping to promote Special Olympics for students, teaming events for special education teachers, and fun activities for the entire staff at LMS. Her performance at this professional level has helped her attain the title of department head, which she excels at as a positive leader.

Mrs. Beckner helped establish a nurturing atmosphere at LMS, assisting new teachers and new students each year. She helps them find their way at LMS, while helping them feel welcome.

"As her supervising administrator, I trust her decisions will always be well thought out and reach our high moral and ethical standards here at EPS," Mitchell said. "Misty is an amazing educator who has been changing lives for years in Enid, Oklahoma. We are blessed to have her here as a leader within our middle school."

Comments (1)

Renae Lewis Posted over a year ago

Misty is not only the heart, soul & the GLUE that holds our very special Special Education Deoartment together after a year where the turnover included everybody BUT her, but she is a friend, mentor, & constant support to so many staff members that don’t even fall into her department. She is not only valued by her peers, she is trusted by our students. She offers a friendly smile, an encouraging word, & a huge heart to everyone she encounters every single day. And she models everything we want our students to see & strive to become. She improves the lives of so many — adults & adolescents included!