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Cathy Cartier

2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year Cathy Cartier, of the Affton School District, being interviewed by CSD’s Craig George

The Missouri Teacher of the Year Program is part of the national program, which recognizes and showcases the contributions of the classroom teacher. Next week, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding a Teacher of the Year Clinic.

The mission of the Teacher of the Year program is to honor, promote and celebrate excellence in the teaching profession.

The clinic offers District Teachers of the Year an overview of the state program and the application and selection process, as well as help participants prepare for the process. The clinic for the 2014 Teacher of the Year takes place in Jefferson City on Friday, May 3. District Teachers of the Year, school public relations staff and other interested school district personnel should attend the all-day clinic. Register online.