Missouri Teacher of the Year Program
Teacher of the Year Application Available
In the application are:
- Rules for candidates
- Directions for submitting application
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:
July 1, 2013
Teacher of the Year Clinic Scheduled
Enroll now for the Teacher of the Year Clinic on May 3 at the Governor's Office Building in Jefferson City, MO. The workshop will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with lunch provided. Registration is on mylearningplan.com and the cost is $40.00 per person and includes materials and lunch.
2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year
English teacher, Affton High School
Cathy Cartier, an English teacher at Affton High School in St. Louis, was named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2012-13 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Her superintendent surprised her with the announcement at a meeting for district employees preparing for the upcoming school year.
Teacher of the Year Banquet
The Missouri Teacher of the Year Program is conducted annually by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in conjunction with the National Teacher of the Year Program.
The major purpose of the Teacher of the Year program is to recognize the contributions of the classroom teacher. Teacher quality and effectiveness is the most important school-based factor impacting student learning. No one person has a greater impact on the education of a child than does the teacher who creates the learning environment where children flourish and grow. The mission of the Missouri Teacher of the Year Program is to honor, promote and celebrate excellence in the teaching profession.
Each district in Missouri is eligible to submit an application for a teacher on staff for consideration for Missouri’s Teacher of the Year program. All certificated, full-time public school classroom teachers, grades Pre-K through 12, vocational/technical educators, guidance counselor, library media specialist, instructional coach, or similar position who actively engage in classroom teaching are eligible as nominees. School personnel whose major responsibilities are administrative or supervisory are ineligible.
The statewide competition is part of the National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the ING Foundation and Target and is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in partnership with the University of Phoenix Foundation and People to People Ambassador Programs.