The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) named its 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year this week. The group of 34 educators includes 14 MSTA members.

The MSTA members honored are:

  • Jesse Baker, Billings R-IV – mathematics, Billings High School
  • Joseph Koeberl, Lawson R-XIV – American history/current events, Lawson Middle School
  • Lindsey Tinney, Cole Camp R-I – special education, Cole Camp High School
  • Paula Vail, Winfield R-IV – science, Winfield High School
  • Kyle Plummer, Blue Springs R-IV – social studies, Blue Springs South High School
  • Jennifer Gill, Shelby Co. R-IV – Grade 4, Shelbina Elementary
  • Corinne Russell, St. Joseph – French, Central High School
  • Rebecca Wynne, Maryville R-II – STEM, Maryville Middle School
  • Linda Beckett, Sullivan – physical education, Sullivan Middle School
  • Jacob Flora, Lonedell R-XIV – STEAM, Lonedell Elementary
  • Cassandra Mills, Fredericktown R-1 – science, Kelly A. Burlison Middle School
  • Melissa Thomas, Cape Girardeau 63 – Grade 2, Jefferson Elementary
  • Allison Pittman, Joplin Schools – mathematics, South Middle School
  • Amy Redus, Marionville R-IX – kindergarten, Marionville Elementary

The Regional Teachers of the Year are eligible to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Semifinalists and finalists will be named in August, with the Teacher of the Year named in September.

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