MRH Teacher of the Year named

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District recognizes teachers each year who go above and beyond. This year, Early Childhood Center kindergarten/first grade looping teacher, Olivia Strazewski is the 2016-2017 MRH District Teacher of the Year and Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year, the district announced on Tuesday.


Superintendent Karen Hall, Olivia Strazewski, and ECC Principal Cyndi Hebenstreit. photo via MRH

Strazewski will be honored at the district’s annual employee appreciation event held in the spring.

She will also be recognized at the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in October.

Strazewski has been with MRH Early Childhood Center for the past six years and is currently a looping kindergarten/first grade teacher. Before MRH, Strazewski taught in West Africa and Honduras, and works locally with the ECC Running Club, Mosaic Services, and the Go St. Louis Read, Right, & Run program.

In addition to Strazewski, MRH is also honoring a teacher from each of its other three schools:

  • Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Sally Saldana, art teacher
  • Middle School Teacher of the Year: Whitney Strubhar, communication arts/expedition leader
  • High School Teacher of the Year: Ryan Rzeszutko, mathematics teacher


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  1. Well deserved…So happy for Olivia…she is a beautiful, caring person inside and out. Her family has MRH grass roots and they are a great family.