Maybe it's just elementary teachers, but all of my coworkers are just good people.

- Sara K. WhitleySt. Louis Public Schools

Missouri is looking to hire quality elementary teachers who take a personal pride in success. Although Missouri has a teacher shortage, they are focused on hiring quality as opposed to quantity. The most prosperous teachers in Missouri have the ability to focus on goals and strategies that are done with fidelity and precision.

Becoming an elementary teacher in Missouri is a great choice with the newly placed benefits like loan deferment and higher compensation. The cost of living in Missouri is almost 20 percent lower than the US average due to the low costs of housing and groceries.

This along with great health and retirement benefits make Missouri a great choice of place to teach elementary.


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