Susan Biffignani, a fourth grade teacher in the Valley Park School District, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month Readers' Choice winner.
Catherine Hund, an art teacher at Mullanphy – Botanical Garden Investigative Learning Center, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
Colonel Rob Jakcsy, a JROTC teacher at University City High School, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
Anton Martin, a Spanish teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
Andrea Hayes, a teacher at Jennings Senior High and College Prep Academy, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
Amy Hertert, a teacher at Lafayette Prep Academy, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
Megan Pfeiffer, a teacher at Zion Lutheran School, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
Kelli Lunsford, a high school Spanish teacher at Fort Zumwalt South, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch October Teacher of the Month helps inspire a love of reading in her young students. This foundation of learning is appreciated by her fellow teachers for years after the students leave.
For 24 years, Kelly Sander never had a challenge quite like the 2020-2021 school year. Her kids, who she was used to interacting and collaborating with, were no longer face-to-face. Many struggled with technology and she could only recognize them by the small icon they were represented by on…
It goes without saying that the 2020-2021 school year has been unlike any other in recent memory. Whether it was virtual, in-person or hybrid learning scenarios, teachers have juggled it all while keeping students on track academically. It has never been more important to honor the hard work…
For Jazminique Holley, becoming an educator was “the best decision ever made in [her] life.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch April Teacher of the Month is an art teacher from St. Charles High School who inspires her students to learn about themselves through visual arts.
Bobby Edwards is no stranger to hardship. After his mother passed away when he was just 11-years-old, he and his siblings grew up in the St. Louis foster care system. He was a member of the desegregation program, catching a bus at 5 a.m. to Rockwood School District. He struggled in school as…
Hazelwood School District teacher Lauren Bax has made a lasting impression on students, parents and peers alike.
Columbia High School students have the privilege of learning real-world skills through teacher Ryan Hampton's industrial technologies lessons.
“All you need is science.” This was the mantra that Angela Toczylowski’s mother, a science teacher, imprinted in her mind from an early age.
As a teacher and a coach, Jamie Stokes takes a dynamic approach to education.
Solving for ‘x’ in math class is often met with dread and trepidation from some high school students. Hailey Meersman was not one of them.
Fourth grade teacher Twyla Baylor's professional background in IT helped the transition to virtual learning easier for her and her students.
Julie Bukowsky knew she wanted to be a teacher ever since she was little. Even in high school, she was already teaching dance to other students. Now she has been teaching for 23 years — a feat that did not go unrecognized by the students and parents of her district as she was voted the Reade…
Throughout the school year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Newspapers in Education (NIE) celebrated the positive impact teachers had on our region by honoring a Teacher of the Month. Readers submitted nominations and our panel selected the winning teachers. Each teacher received a celebrato…
At Lafayette Preparatory Academy, Sarah Demezier helps inspire her students to be independent and to advocate for themselves.
Ever since elementary school, Jessica Imm has always known she would be a teacher. She was inspired by how much her own first grade teacher, Mrs. Bittner, made her love coming to school. From a young age, she practiced teaching her younger brother. It should come as no surprise after years o…
Teaching music to first- through eighth-graders isn’t Suzanne Palmer’s only task at Jefferson Elemiddle School in the Normandy School District. She also helps students secure auditions for groups such as Muny Kids and the St. Louis Children’s Choir. She preps them for their auditions. She ta…