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Education Foundation Awards $1000 to Teacher

Rhonda Reiman has been teaching for 19 years, but in the past three years at Midway Middle School she has established herself as an outstanding teacher. On Tuesday morning the Midway ISD Education Foundation awarded Reiman for her excellence by awarding the Jeanie Holdbrook Moss Scholarship to her as she taught her art class.

Established in 2001, the Jeanie Holdbrook Moss scholarship has honored an educator who demonstrates teaching excellence. This scholarship, established by Dwain Moss to honor his wife Jeanie, provides up to $1,000 to a current Midway staff member working on a college degree to be used in the instruction of Midway students.

Reiman is pursuing her Master’s degree of Art in Art Education (MAAE) at Stephen F. Austin State University, a degree that will help her create a better environment for her students as well as give her more knowledge to share in the classroom.

“I am pleased and honored to be the recipient of the Moss Scholarship funded by the Midway Education foundation,” Reiman stated. “My heart is filled with gratitude and appreciation for those that have assisted me in getting my degree.”

Rhonda Reiman receives the Moss Scholarship.

Rhonda Reiman receives the Moss Scholarship.

In the past three years at Midway, Reiman has constantly displayed what it means to be passionate about a career. She has found creative ways to engage students in the classroom, and has strived to create a spark that makes her students want to step out of the box and do something extraordinary.

Midway Middle School’s Principal Dr. Herb Cox shared that Reiman impressed him by stating that after she earns her master’s degree, she “just wants to keep teaching.” He added that Ms. Reiman “has been doing an outstanding job of teaching art” for their school.

In his recommendation letter, one of Reiman’s former students shared that he has come to regard her as “an inspiration”; as someone that he looks up to in his aspirations for becoming an artist, as well as an example of the type of educator he hopes to become in the future.

Students work diligently on their latest art project in Ms. Reiman's class.

Students work diligently on their latest art project in Ms. Reiman’s class.

It is obvious that Reiman has had an effect on past and present students, and the scholarship award will further equip her to make an impact on future students as well.  

To contribute to the Moss Scholarship or to other Foundation programs, visit www.MidwayISD.org/foundation.