WWU hosts teacher conference with guest speaker Gerry Brooks

William Woods set to once again host the Callaway County Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

The annual Callaway County Chamber of Commerce Teacher Appreciation Breakfast will take place this week, and once again it will be hosted on the campus of William Woods University (WWU).

All K-12 teachers in Callaway County, approximately 650 educators, are invited to the sixth annual gathering, which will be this Wednesday, August 16 from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at WWU’s Cutlip Auditorium. The event will include the awarding of the Innovation Grant scholarship that is jointly presented by WWU and Westminster College each year, and a presentation by educator/author/comedian Gerry Brooks of Lexington, Kentucky, who has been featured on CNN and the Washington Times and has a social media following of a half million people.

“We are excited to partner with the Chamber to host the annual Teachers Appreciation Breakfast on our campus once again, and demonstrate our steadfast support for the more than 600 education professionals in Callaway County,” said Dr. Jeremy Moreland, President of William Woods University. “When you consider our Education degree programs, pivotal role in producing the state’s educational K-12 leadership, and scholarship and tuition discount programs, you could say that every day is teacher appreciation day at William Woods.”

Regularly ranked by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as one of the top providers of K-12 school principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents across the state of Missouri each year, William Woods promotes and supports education in Callaway County through a pair of recently established programs. The WWU Tuition Discount Program is a tuition discount that WWU extends to all employees of school districts in Callaway County, and all employees of Callaway County Chamber of Commerce member organizations. The discount is being increased from 10% to 20% in 2023, and applies to all online programs at William Woods, including undergraduate, graduate and certificate, plus the University’s new Ph.D. program in Leadership.