Do you remember your favorite teacher? You had one, right? Even the absolute worst students usually had at least one or two favorite teachers during their years at school. There are so many great teachers in our communities. Who are a few that you think are standouts? Whether they teach pre-k, elementary school, middle school, high school, or college, we want to know who the best teachers in west-central Missouri are. 

Let us know who you think the best teacher in the area is. And be sure to tell us why. Maybe this teacher stayed after school to give your kids some extra help with their classwork. Maybe you see this teacher volunteer for every great cause in the community. Maybe your favorite teacher is just plain nice!

Now is your chance to recognize the outstanding educators in our local communities, and tell the world just what makes these teachers so great! Fill out the form below, and we'll share the names and stories we receive on our website in the coming weeks.