The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the names of 15 semifinalists for the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, 4 of which are current MSTA members.

The Teacher of the Year program spotlights the positive impact excellent teachers have on their students. The finalists for the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year award will be announced on Tuesday, August 27. Congratulations to these outstanding members!

  • Jesse Baker, Billings R-IV – mathematics, Billings High School
  • Jennifer Gill, Shelby Co. R-IV – Grade 4, Shelbina Elementary
  • Joseph Koeberl, Lawson R-XIV – American history/current events, Lawson Middle School
  • Rebecca Wynne, Maryville R-II – STEM, Maryville Middle School