Dan Brinkmann Regional Teacher of Year

Dan Brinkmann Named South Central Regional Teacher of the Year
Posted on 07/02/2019
Dan BrinkmannDan Brinkmann, Automotive Technology instructor at Four Rivers Career Center, has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for the South Central Region, one of two selected from 14 nominees.

There are a total of 34 Regional winners in the state who have the opportunity to apply for the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. Brinkmann has worked in the District for 15 years.

“To say I am excited for Dan would be a huge understatement. South Central selected someone that leads with his heart, goes above and beyond and truly loves his job,” said School District of Washington Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer. “Dan is an exemplary teacher and an even better human being. He will represent South Central well as he advances and becomes eligible for the Missouri Teacher of the Year award.”

The Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year award is part of the Missouri Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The Missouri Teacher of the Year program recognizes the efforts of effective teachers in providing a quality education to their students. Preparing, developing and supporting effective educators is one of DESE’s primary goals.

Brinkmann is eligible to compete for Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2020. The selection committee, comprised of teachers, business leaders and education organization leaders, will choose the Missouri Teacher of the Year following interviews with each finalist this fall. The winner and the finalists will be honored at a banquet in October in Jefferson City. The new Missouri Teacher of the Year will serve as the state’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.

The Missouri Teacher of the Year program is conducted with financial support by the Boeing Company of St. Louis and Bayer.

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Dan Brinkmann, Automotive Technology instructor at Four Rivers Career Center, was named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for the South Central Region.
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