[Update] GCAA’s Brandon Riley Wins award as Outstanding Teacher

Brandon at award luncheon Brandon Award 1 Media Release - GCAA teacher_MACTE Outstanding Teacher 2015 {Update]:   On March 4, 2015, Brandon Riley, theatre arts teacher at GCAA, was named MACTE Outstanding Beginning Teacher 2015 today at a ceremony in Jefferson City. For additional information, including an interview of Mr. Riley, see this article by Nez Savala of Confluence.  -- Riley_Brandon-200x300Brandon Riley was recently nominated as one of two finalists for the Outstanding Beginning Teachers to be represented at a MACTE conference. The Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) is a state affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Riley commented, "Throughout this process I have been very humbled by this experience, to be nominated for an award while doing something you love to do is a prize in itself. I am thankful to be a part of an amazing and caring staff at GCAA and enjoy the team work we display. The students and parent we have here are a daily reminder of how bright our future is. Our students continue to keep me motivated to progress." [Update March 13 2015) Brandon Riley is also a brave man, based on his willingness to face thrown whipped cream pies as part of a recent GCAA fund raiser. image3