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Clarence Hines Named Finalist for 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

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North Tech Law Enforcement Instructor Clarence Hines has been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year award.

He is one of seven finalists chosen from among the 15 Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year honorees named as semifinalists for the statewide award last week.

Hines, who was SSD's 2019 Teacher of the Year, has been the law enforcement program instructor at North Technical High School for eight years. Before joining SSD, he worked for 21 years for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in high-profile units, including the intelligence division, narcotics division and violent crimes task force.

Hines was previously named as one of 35 Regional Teacher of the Year winners in the state. Both competitions are sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.