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Thayer teachers receives TEAM award

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Staff Writer

SPRINGFIELD -- At the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Conference held in Springfield recently, Mark Arnold received an Outstanding Service Award from the Technology Education Association of Missouri (TEAM). Arnold served as treasurer of the organization from 2002-04.

TEAM is a professional association representing more than 700 technology education teachers across the state. TEAM President Ben Yates said the award exemplifies Arnold's professionalism and enthusiasm as well as the respect he has earned in the state association. Yates presented the award to Arnold.

Arnold teaches school at Thayer High School. He and his wife Sue have two daughters, Alison and Leslie. He received his BSE degree in industrial arts education from the School of the Ozarks in 1981 and an MSE in technology education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1987. He has 23 years experience as an educator in Missouri. During his career Arnold has served as TEAM treasurer. He has also served on various district and state committees working toward a better education for young people in Missouri.

Activities away from the classroom keep Arnold busy also. He is a certified firefighter, assistant fire chief for the Thayer Fire Department, and a hazardous materials technician. He also enjoys NASCAR racing, woodworking and model trains.

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