TEACHER BACKGROUND

Mrs. Terri Schrader (formerly Mrs. Ottomeyer) has been teaching Social Studies at De Soto High School since 1978. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and attended first through twelfth grade in the Mehlville School District.  She graduated in 1975 from Mehlville High School, receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the Missouri School-College Relations Commission as a Student of High Scholastic Promise, ranking in the top 15 percent of the Senior Class of 1975.  She was a member of the National Honor Society while in high school.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1978 with a grade point average of 3.89.  She majored in Social Studies and minored in Psychology.  Mrs. Schrader completed her Master of Education degree from Southwest Baptist University in 1997 with a 4.0 GPA. Mrs. Schrader currently has earned 41 post-graduate hours beyond her Master's degree.  On April 26, 2014 the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution awarded her the M. Graham Clark High School Teacher of the Year at the MOSAR Annual Convention in Blues Springs, Missouri.  On November 12, 2017 she was the recipient of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in St. Louis.  In addition, to her forty-two year career as a teacher, she has served our country in the United States Navy Reserves drilling one weekend per month and serving on active duty during the summer.  From November 1985 to July 1988 she served as an Intelligence Specialist Third Class , drilling each month at the Naval Air Station Memphis.  In July 1988 she received a Direct Commission as an Intelligence Officer.  From 2010  to 2017 she served as an Information  Warfare Officer, retiring in May 2017 after thirty-one plus years of military service in the US Navy Reserves.  Her duty stations have included Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Buckley Air Force Base Aurora, Colorado, Millington, Tennessee, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona.
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