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Kratz Elementary Teacher Named Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year

Shenee McCoy Sheneé McCoy, a fifth-grade teacher at Kratz Elementary and Ritenour’s 2019 Diamond Circle Teacher of the Year, became the fourth Ritenour educator in the last seven years to be recognized at the state level for excellence in teaching.

McCoy was one of 35 teachers from throughout Missouri who was recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year.

Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride said McCoy inspires excellence with her students, their families and her colleagues.

“Ms. McCoy is a tremendous educator who constantly sets the bar higher for herself, her colleagues and her students,” said Dr. Kilbride. “Her innovative teaching style is a model for others to emulate.”

Other Ritenour teachers who have been recognized for their excellence are: Beth Davey, music teacher at Iveland Elementary, who was named 2018 Missouri Teacher of the Year; Dr. Michael Dragoni, who was an art teacher at Buder Elementary when he was named a finalist for Missouri Teacher of the Year in 2015; Jim Anians, a language arts teacher at Hoech Middle School, who was named a state finalist in 2013.