P.O. Box 413

Greenwood, MO 64034



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Michael McDaniel, MCSS 2019 Teacher of the Year

Michael McDaniel teaches American History I, American History II, and Current Events at Ste. Genevieve Middle School in the Ste. Genevieve R-2 School District.


Michael has devoted himself to the students and town he has taught in for the past 15 years.  He currently serves as chair of the history department and has worked hard to integrate curriculum that highlights new technology in the classroom.  He is proud of the diligence his department showcases to put kids in a position to learn and succeed in the 21st century. He has helped bridge the gap between students and community leaders by organizing an annual Civil War Day with the local Sons of Union Veterans encampment, starting the Time Travelers club that works in collaboration with the County Clerk’s office to conduct building-wide mock elections, and overseeing the implementation of National History Day at SGMS.  Currently, Michael is an MCSS member and presenter, along with working as a consultant for curriculum development at the Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center. His true passion is being a lifelong learner of history and providing students with new ways to connect to history in a digital age. Outside of school involvement, he enjoys playing roles in local historic reenactments and centers his vacations around historic locations, sports venues, and good food. Michael has also served as the head baseball coach at Ste. Genevieve High School for the past 15 years.

Do you know someone who should be the next

Teacher of the Year?


We are looking for nominations for the Teacher of the Year.  We are looking for nominees that demonstrate qualities in:


  • developing and using materials creatively and effectively

  • incorporating innovative or verifiable effective instructional strategies and techniques 

  • use of new scholarship in the social studies fields

  • fostering a spirit of inquiry and development of skills related to acquiring, organizing, processing, and using information 

  • fostering the development of democratic beliefs and values needed for citizen participation in the classroom, school, and community settings

  •  activity in workshops, curriculum development, and associations 




Please feel free to email with questions.  Nominations are due by December 15, 2019, no later than 11:59 CST.