MNEA Past President Shirley Cromer believed that true leadership extends beyond local and state participation in the Association. She believed that awareness and knowledge of national goals and programs are essential to preserving the ongoing continuity and integrity of the Missouri NEA.
The Shirley Cromer Leadership Award is funded annually through the Shirley Cromer Memorial Fund. Each year, this award is presented to a Missouri NEA member who exemplifies qualities of leadership and dedication to the Association.
Purpose: The Shirley Cromer Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leaders and potential leaders and encourages leadership development through participation in an NEA conference.