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Katie Meyers Named a 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year Honoree

Katie Meyers, Kirkwood High School Language Arts teacher, was announced as a 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year Honoree. Meyers was announced as the Kirkwood School District Teacher of the Year in March, which made her eligible for the regional award. 

“We are so pleased to congratulate Katie Meyers for this honor and deeply appreciate her commitment to her students’ learning and well-being,” said Dr. David Ulrich, Kirkwood School District Superintendent. “She is a shining example of the many committed educators on our team that work to improve outcomes for all students in the Kirkwood School District.” 

Meyers is one of 32 regional teachers of the year selected from all over the state and one of 10 from the St. Louis area.  Applications were reviewed and scored by a committee of nine educational professionals. Regional honorees will submit their applications to the Missouri State Teacher of the Year program. The Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) will then select a Missouri Teacher of the Year in October 2022. The Missouri Teacher of the Year will automatically become a candidate for the National Teacher of the Year honor. 

The Teacher of the Year program recognizes and honors the contributions of the classroom teacher, as no one has a greater impact on the education of a child than a teacher who creates a learning environment where children flourish and grow. The mission of the Missouri Teacher of the Year program is to honor, promote and celebrate excellence in the teaching profession. For more on the program, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at dese.mo.gov