A St. Louis County educator is the next Teacher of the Year. A selection committee has chosen Christina Andrade Melly, an English teacher at Ritenour High School in St. Louis County.   She says she is the best teacher on the days she can learn from students.

Andrade Melly will be honored during the state’s Teacher of the Year recognition event in Jefferson City on October 17, along with the other finalists, semi-finalists, and Regional Teachers of the Year.