Former Missouri Gang Member Named Teacher of The Year! ~ CASH {Pic}

I love stories like these. Redemption is the thing they make movies about. My older brother has gone through some rough times and I always tell him, bro, it’s never too late!

For a guy who was the son of a drug addict and whose father was murdered when he was 4, Darrion Cockrell was headed down the same path. At 10, Darrion joined a gang and that was pretty normal for the neighborhood he grew up in.

Darrion says he owes his life to teachers that cared about him. That’s what a good teacher and coach can do, change the trajectory of your life.

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year from Crestwood Elementary School, Darrion Cockrell.