ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — An English teacher at Affton High School has been named the 2012-2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year.
Cathy Cartier was presented with the award during an all-district meeting Friday morning. Her husband, Rich, children and two granddaughters also attended to help with the surprise.
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.
“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.