Lindenwood University professor John Dougherty has been selected to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dougherty, who teaches in Lindenwood’s teacher-education program, will receive the award at a ceremony in Jefferson City in December. The award is intended to recognize effectiveness as a teacher and advisor, service to the education community and commitment to high standards of excellence and achievement in teaching.
Dougherty teaches courses at Lindenwood in elementary mathematics methods and school administration at the graduate level. He has also taught mathematics at the community college level and in the public schools. Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Dougherty was a middle school principal in the Hazelwood School District, and he received the Principal of the Year award in 1990 from the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals.
He holds degrees from Southwest Baptist College, Southwest Missouri State University and St. Louis University, and he has published articles in “NASSP Bulletin,” “Clearing House,” “Phi Delta Kappan” and other journals. He is also the author of numerous booklets for Phi Delta Kappa, a book for the National Middle School Association and a text on instructional management.
Dougherty lives in St. Charles with his wife, Francie.
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