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Rockwood graduate named Regional Teacher of the Year

By: Bonnie Krueger


Meghan Menchella (second from left) was presented with the District Teacher of the Year Award in May by (from left) Dr. Lisa Counts, assistant superintendent for supervision of schools, Board of Education President Loralee Mondl and former Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost.
Meghan Menchella [second from left] with Dr. Lisa Counts, assistant superintendent for supervision of schools; Rockwood Board President Loralee Mondl and former Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost.

As a graduate of Rockwood School District, Meghan Menchella benefited from the way her teachers pushed her to achieve. 

Now an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Crestview Middle School, Menchella was named one of 10 local recipients of Regional Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE]. She was Rockwood’s 2019-20 District Teacher of the Year. 

DESE began the Regional Teacher of the Year program in 2016 as a way to celebrate outstanding teachers from all over the state. Menchella and the other nine St. Louis-area teachers were honored at a reception July 22. 

“It’s been an overwhelming time,” Menchella said. “So much of this has been a group effort, and I’m seeing a little more of what I’m capable of and, as a school, what we’re capable of together. I’m very grateful and very humbled.”

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