SJSD's Korell Among 17 Semifinalists for MO Teacher of the Year

SJSD's Korell Among 17 Semifinalists for MO Teacher of the Year

A St. Joseph School District teacher is among 17 semifinalists for the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the names today.

The list includes teachers of elementary grades and traditional middle and high school subjects as well as instructors of foreign languages and career and technical education opportunities:

  • Dan Brinkman, Washington - automotive technology, Four Rivers Career Center
  • Deb Caywood, Liberty 53 - fifth grade, Epic Elementary
  • Marie Ebbesmeyer, Paris R-II - second grade, Paris Elementary
  • Melissa Grandel, Fordland R-III - English language arts, Fordland High School
  • Zachary Hamby, Ava R-I - English language arts, Ava High School
  • Denise Henggeler, Northeast Nodaway Co. R-V - fourth grade, Northeast Nodaway Elementary
  • David Honeycutt, Lafayette Co. C-1 - English language arts, Lafayette Co. High School
  • Mark Korell, St. Joseph - social studies, Robidoux Middle School
  • Kevin Lay, Gasconade Co. R-II - physics/physical science/STEM, Owensville High School
  • Blake Little, Lee's Summit R-VII - history, Lee's Summit High School
  • Olga McFadden, Waynesville R-VI - German, Waynesville High School
  • Meghan Menchella, Rockwood R-VI - history, Crestview Middle School
  • Shannon Porter, Zalma R-V - English language arts, Zalma Elementary
  • Jeremiah Simmons, Pattonville R-III - computer science, Pattonville High School
  • Jennifer Spiegel, North Kansas City 74 - English language arts, Antioch Middle School
  • Rachael Wilcox, Francis Howell R-III - first grade, Independence Elementary
  • Sandra Wood, Maryville R-II - Spanish, Maryville High School

The selection process 35 regional Teachers of the Year. The finalists for the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year award will be announced on Monday, August 26.

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