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Nov. 21, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Harris

Teacher Honored

An associate professor at Northwest Missouri State University is honored at a National Conference in Texas.

Dr. Shirley Steffens was awarded the 2011 Nasim Dil Award for outstanding service to teacher education at the annual teacher education division conference in Austin. The award is given to individuals who demonstrate exemplary service to the development and advancement of quality teacher education in special education. Steffens has taught at Northwest since 1995 and says she's very honored to receive the award and "It's great to be recognized for what I've done, but I feel very humbled, the past recipients have also done so much." Steffens says she is most proud of her work with Northwest students and the opportunity to watch them grow and succeed.