Teacher Feature - Amy Muenster

Behind every great student is a great teacher. These teachers make learning fun by thinking outside the box and creating classroom experiences that resonate with their students. They serve many roles in their schools, as spelling coaches, school bee coordinators and judges; more often than not, they are motivators who encourage their students to be the best they can be. In the “Teacher Feature,” we celebrate these educators and their commitment to their students' education.

2015 Co-champions Judge National Press Club's "Politicians vs. Press" Spelling Bee

The Bee was back in Washington, D.C., last week to moderate the National Press Club's third "Politicians vs. Press" Spelling Bee. On Wednesday, October 21, seven lawmakers and eight journalists spelled for official Bee pronouncer Dr. Jacques Bailly and a panel of Spellebrity judges, including executive director of the Bee and 1981 national champion Paige Kimble and the 2015 co-champions, Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam.

Teacher Feature - Melissa Lengler

Behind every great student is a great teacher. These teachers make learning fun by thinking outside the box and creating classroom experiences that resonate with their students. They serve many roles in their schools, as spelling coaches, school bee coordinators and judges; more often than not, they are motivators who encourage their students to be the best they can be. In the “Teacher Feature,” we celebrate these educators and their commitment to their students' education.

Teacher Feature - Reisha Caldwell

Behind every great student is a great teacher. These teachers make learning fun by thinking outside the box and creating classroom experiences that resonate with their students. They serve many roles in their schools, as spelling coaches, school bee coordinators and judges; more often than not, they are motivators who encourage their students to be the best they can be. In the “Teacher Feature,” we celebrate these educators and their commitment to their students' education.

Program Spotlight - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Local sponsors are the lifeblood of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. They are media outlets, universities, businesses and community organizations that work with the Bee to support schools in their local area. These organizations work with teachers and administrators to ensure school bees run smoothly, put the necessary time and effort into running final local bees, and act as a resource for national finalists and their families in the weeks leading up to Bee Week.