Spirit of Maryville 2014: Michael Dragoni

Michael Dragoni receiving Maryville Spirit award from Tom Eschen

Michael Dragoni has a long academic association with Maryville University. He earned his bachelor’s in art education followed by a master’s in educational leadership, and is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in teacher leadership.

Dragoni teaches in Maryville’s Summer Science and Robotics program. As the art teacher at Buder Elementary in the Ritenour School District, he is a recipient of the district’s First Class Teacher Award, and recently received a $67,992 grant from the St. Louis-based Innovative Technology Education Fund to introduce technology into his classroom.