Finalists Chosen for Missouri Teacher of the Year Honors
Six public school teachers have been selected as finalists in the 2010-11 Missouri Teacher of the Year program, state education officials announced today.
Nominations for the annual award were submitted by 47 school districts from across the state. A selection committee appointed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed the candidates’ written applications and chose the finalists Tuesday in Jefferson City.
The six finalists are:
Robert Becker, chemistry teacher, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood School District
Rebecca Gooding, fifth-grade math teacher, Eagle Glen Intermediate School, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Doug Logan, social studies teacher, Carl Junction Junior High School, Carl Junction School District
Abby Lowe, kindergarten teacher, David Harrison Elementary School, Springfield School District
Lori Mathys, fourth-grade teacher, Chesterfield Elementary School, Rockwood School District
Lori Merrigan, fifth-grade teacher, Underwood Elementary School, Lee’s Summit School District
The selection committee will interview the finalists Aug. 30