Pattonville High School English learner teacher Eleanor Taylor was announced as one of 17 Regional Teachers of the Year who have been selected as semifinalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year award by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
The list of semifinalists includes teachers from multiple grade levels and subject areas and represents all of the state’s nine Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) areas.
Taylor was selected as the Pattonville School District Teacher of the Year in May. The Teacher of the Year program spotlights the positive impact excellent teachers have on their students.
The selection process began with the announcement of 35 Regional Teachers of the Year. Next, DESE will reveal the finalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year award on Thursday, September 2.