Something Better Winter 2020

winter 2020 cover

Blog-style electronic edition

Cover Story

Inspired to move

Teacher of the Year Darrion Cockrell shares his passion for keeping students engaged and moving during the pandemic. 

A steady rumble of conversations and chaos consumes the colorful halls of Crestwood Elementary School as an excited, high-pitched "Mr. D.C." cuts through the clutter. Missouri 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Darrion Cockrell is in the house, and he appears to have a number of fans as others join in to greet him. Cockrell, decked out in a blue gym shirt emblazoned with the familiar red and yellow crest of DC Comics' Superman, is the school's physical education teacher.