Aaron Layendecker, a Spanish teacher at Pleasant Lea Middle School and Lee’s Summit North High School, recently received a $4,000 scholarship from Western Governors University Missouri. He was surprised with a check from the university in his PLMS classroom during late August.

Mr. Layendecker is completing his graduate program with WGU Missouri and will earn a master’s degree in English language learning (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) in December 2018. He is in his fourth year with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

The scholarship was awarded in honor of the fourth anniversary of the creation of WGU’s Missouri campus. Mr. Layendecker is pictured during the presentation with Dr. Angie Besendorfer, chancellor of WGU Missouri.