English Professor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Nichole DeWall’s enthusiasm for literature and the works of Shakespeare inspire even non-English majors to seek out her classes, which fill up quickly. Students and colleagues admire her dedication, patience, fairness and inspired approach to teaching. The associate professor was among 100 St. Louis area educators chosen for a 2016 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Other St. Louis area McKendree honorees recognized on Nov. 13, 2016 were:

  • Megan (Buckley) Bayless, MAED ’12, a fifth and sixth grade special education teacher at Belle Valley Middle school in Belleville, Ill.

  • Johnna Wells ’84, a pre-K to fifth grade physical education teacher at Bernard Long Elementary School in Madison, Ill.

  • Gary Miller, M.A.Ed. ’07, a second grade teacher at Wingate Elementary School in the Mascoutah, Ill.

  • Sharon Logan ’73, a fourth grade teacher at Marine Elementary School in Marine, Ill.

  • Melinda (Black) Morgan ’06, M.A.Ed. ’13, an English language arts teacher at Marissa Elementary School in Marissa, Ill.