MSTA Presents

MSTA Presents is the official home for the Missouri State Teachers Association podcast content.

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Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Today we are joined by Chief Borrower Advocate for Savi, Lindsay Clark. MSTA has partnered with Savi Student Loan Repayment to help members navigate student loan forgiveness. Lindsay discusses the timeline for payments restarting as well as what MSTA members can do to make sure they are prepared for the repayment process.

Thursday Sep 14, 2023

Today we introduce MSTA's Extended Book Study Series and speak with facilitator and JAG Specialist, Ursulla Wadley about the first book, Fostering Resilient Learners.

Wednesday Jul 26, 2023

Matt Michelson and Todd Fuller talk to Dearld Snider about Senate Bill 75 and 20, critical shortage changes, work after retirement and the COLA.
Find out more about PSRS/PEERS here. 
If you have a question or a podcast idea, email Todd here. 

Monday May 22, 2023

We had the opportunity to speak with Allyson Apsey, author of Leading the Whole Teacher: Strategies for Supporting the Educators in Your School. You can find out more about Allyson by visiting her website. You can find out more about Leading the Whole Teacher here.

Thursday May 18, 2023

Today we revisit the 2023. legislative session and talk about what we think the 2024 session may bring. Click here for more information about MSTA's Department of Education Policy.

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

MSTA Professional Developer, Darbie Valenti Huff joins Todd to discuss current professional learning opportunities as well as future workshops and events.
You can find out more about MSTA's Professional Learning services here.
If you have ideas for professional learning topics or you're interested in presenting for MSTA, you can send an email to or directly to Darbie at

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

MSTA sits down with PSRS/PEERS Executive Director, Dearld Snider to discuss the board, the market, retirement trends, and what you can do to prepare for retirement.

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

MSTA's Senior Staff Attorney discusses what educators can and can't do when it comes to school board elections, and statewide elections. In addition, we spend some time discussing the Sunshine Law and how it pertains to district email as well as other methods of district communication.
If you have any questions about either topic please email Todd Fuller.

Episode 21: WEP/GPO

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

MSTA Director of Education Policy, Matt Michelson joins Todd Fuller to discuss the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset, otherwise known as WEP/GPO.
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Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

Recently, MSTA had the opportunity to interview the Public School & Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri Board of Trustees newest member, Katie Webb. Katie is an MSTA leader and teacher from Hannibal. Hear what Katie has to say about getting involved with MSTA and serving as a PSRS/PEERS Trustee.


MSTA Presents

MSTA Presents is the official home for the Missouri State Teachers Association podcast. Look for weekly episodes focusing on MSTA highlights, education news, professional learning and legislative updates. 


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