MSTA is honored to recognize Tracy Fuller as one of 15 members who were named 2022 Regional Teachers of the Year by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2022 Regional Teachers of the Year.


About Tracy

School building: Monroe City High

School District: Monroe City R-1

Grade level: 10-12

Subject: Biology

Number of years teaching: 26


What makes you eager to start a new semester or new year? Since I teach three grades, I always get to meet new students with my sophomores and reconnect with my juniors and seniors. Plus, I usually think of at least one new thing over the summer to implement into my lessons and I always look forward to using the idea.

What new hobby or activity have you tried lately? During the pandemic, I taught myself how to play the dulcimer.

Looking back, what advice would you give to yourself as a first-year teacher? Make sure you go to bed at a decent time, even if you don’t have all your lessons exactly like you want them. Make sure you keep Saturday as your day.