School of the Ozarks Professor of History Abbey Vogt receives Central Bank/KRZK January Out of This World Teacher Award

    POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Dr. Abbey Vogt has been selected as the January Central Bank/KRZK Out of This World Teacher of the Month for January 2023. This award is given to a teacher from Taney or Stone County who demonstrates excellence in the classroom and has been nominated by their students or their peers.

    Vogt has been a professor at School of the Ozarks for 11 years and a teacher for 24 years. Everyday, she approaches her classroom with a joyful spirit and a heart to teach her students about the history of country and world. 

    “I just enjoy teaching about history. It is ultimately God’s story and the fact that I get to help others learn and enjoy it is a blessing,” Vogt said. 

    Dr. Brad Dolloff, dean of School of the Ozarks, remarked about Vogt.

    “I am so pleased that Dr. Abbey Vogt is being recognized with this honor. She is an amazing teacher who truly cares for each of her students and finds a way to immerse them in history, enabling them to learn lessons from our past they can apply to our present and future. It is a blessing when others notice what an outstanding educator Dr. Vogt is!”

    Nominations are made on the Legends 1063 website at and evaluated by a panel of employees. The winner receives a basket of goodies and classroom materials from Central Bank, the primary sponsor. 

    Brandi Beebe, VP and Marketing Director of Central Bank, reflected on the excitement Central Bank experiences when presenting this award.

    “We are excited to present this award to Dr. Vogt, as this is the first one at School of the Ozarks. We love awarding all of our local teachers and recognizing them for their hard work with our future leaders. She is very much deserving of this award, and we sincerely appreciate her being impactful to our community! We encourage all students and faculty to nominate their favorite teachers to possibly have them join Dr. Vogt in the ranks of the Central Bank Out Of This World Teacher winners.”

    Winners also receive a plaque to commemorate their title, vouchers to local businesses, and $75 to Teachers Pay Teachers for classroom supplies. Additionally, the winner is invited to be featured on The Upside Morning Show with Josh Clark to receive their prizes and allow the community to hear their story. Vogt is scheduled to be featured on Jan. 25 and will receive her awards at the time of the interview.

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