Cathy Cartier, an English teacher at Affton High School, has been named the 2012-2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year
Cartier was selected from six finalists from around the state after interviewing with a panel from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on August 6. The Missouri Teacher of the Year program recognizes the efforts of effective teachers throughout the state who provide a quality education to their students.
“We would be hard pressed to find a teacher more deserving of this honor,” said Dr. Steve Brotherton, superintendent of the Affton School District. “She is dedicated and inspiring to her students, her school, and her community. We couldn’t be more proud.”
Cartier, who is now in the running for the national Teacher of the Year award, and the five other finalists will all be recognized at a banquet scheduled for October 15 in Jefferson City.
You can read DESE’s official announcement here.