State Finalists & Candidates
2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalists
School districts throughout the state submitted nominations for the award, and the finalists were chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The finalists were selected from among 35 regional teachers of the year.
In addition to the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year Melissa Grandel, there were six additional finalists in the 2020 class:
Northeast Nodaway Co. R-V
Gasconade Co. R-II
Francis Howel R-III