Krumm to be Honored for Commitment to Education

Susan Krumm, director of academic assessment at William Woods University, will be a recipient of the 2008 University of Missouri College of Education’s Citation of Merit for Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service.

She was nominated for the award by the Callaway County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association.

At a banquet April 19, Krumm will be honored for her lifelong contribution to education. Employed by the Fulton Public Schools for more than 30 years, she has worked for William Woods since 2004.

Her commitment to the pursuit of life-long learning is evidenced by her own academic record. She earned her bachelor’s degree in French in 1971, followed by her master’s degree in educational administration in 1995. She continued on to receive her educational specialist and superintendent’s certification in 1997.

After graduating from MU in 1971, she began teaching for the Fulton Public Schools, and she was Fulton’s first Teacher of the Year in 1984. She advanced to director of community relations in 1995, and was promoted to assistant superintendent in 1998. After a brief retirement from the public school system in 2004, she joined William Woods University.

At WWU, she reviews all syllabi and works with faculty on curriculum review and development, with the ultimate goal of optimizing student learning outcomes. Her K-12 background, with an emphasis on curriculum, is an asset for increasing educational experiences at the university.

Krumm has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the Missouri Professors of Education Administration and the Missouri State Teachers Association. She is a past president of the Fulton Education Association, and is serving as founding president of the newly formed Fulton Public Schools Foundation.

Her current community involvement includes serving as president of the Fulton Rotary, vice president of Friends of the Winston Churchill Memorial board, Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and secretary of the Callaway County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association. In addition, she is an active member of the First Christian Church, where she is board president and elder.

Krumm was the recipient of Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Callaway County Chapter, Mizzou Alumni Association in 2003 and she received the Athena Award from the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce in 2004.