This year's "Teacher of the Year" campaign is underway, and a handful of southeastern Minnesota teachers have been nominated. In all, 106 teachers were tabbed. Here's the release, as well as our local teachers. The campaign is sponsored by Education Minnesota, the state teachers union.
RELEASE: One-hundred-six teachers have accepted their nominations and completed the required candidate materials to become eligible for the honor of 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
This year’s program will name the 46th Minnesota Teacher of the Year, celebrating the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, from public or private schools.
The 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced Sunday, May 2, at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Over the coming weeks, a 22-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists, and then finalists.
Tom Fritz, Austin
Bryan Johnson, Kasson-Mantorville
Matthew McCartney, Owatonna
Nancy Matti, Triton
Patti Darbo, Winona
Dwayne Voegeli, Winona