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LTC(R) Richard L. Hilliard of Northeast High School JROTC was awarded Teacher of the Year

The Franklin High School JROTC JLAB Team

SFC Lewis, 3 Northeast High School JROTC Cadets, the Northeast High School administrative team and Principal, Dr Ervin, with LTC Hilliard, Teacher of the Year
Photo Credit: Northeast High School Librarian

  • Posted on April 28th, 2021
  • Story by: LTC(R) Richard L. Hilliard, Jr.
  • 3rd Brigade
    Instructor Excellence

KANSAS CITY, MO -- LTC(R) Richard L. Hilliard, Jr., Senior Army Instructor (SAI) of Northeast High School JROTC was awarded Teacher of the Year! According to Ms. Salach, the Vice Principal that coordinated the District Teacher of the Year contest for Northeast High School, students and staff were able to nominate staff members. This information was sent to the district and consequently sent to individuals building sites. There were a total of 7 staff members who were nominated. All staff members in the building were then eligible to vote with 30 staff members voting. LTC Hilliard was nominated by the school's Army Instructor (AI), Sergeant First Class Jerry Lewis (photographed).

LTC Hilliard has served as the Senior Army Instructor (SAI) for the Army JROTC program at Northeast High School for 21 years. Sergeant Lewis has served with LTC Hilliard for the last 11 of those years.

Congratulations, LTC Hilliard!