Robert Becker, chemistry teacher at Kirkwood High School, has advanced from Kirkwood District teacher-of-the-year to Missouri teacher-of-the-year. And the field is not just chemistry, but all subjects!
Becker, who has been teaching chemistry at Kirkwood since 1990, was previously recognized as the St Louis Section and the Midwest Region chemistry teacher-of-the-year in 1995, and went all the way to garner the national ACS James Bryant Conant teaching award in 1997. As a result of his selection by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, he becomes Missouri’s nominee for the national teacher-of-the-year award.
“Chemistry is, of its own accord, inherently fascinating and infinitely applicable to so many aspects of our lives,” Becker said in his TotY application. He has a BA in biology from Yale University and an M Ed from Washington University.