Excellent Educator: Jodi Schmitt Of Anoka Middle School For The Arts It's clear that students at Anoka Middle School for the Arts love Mrs. Jodi Schmitt.
Excellent Educator: Tim McLean Of Coon Rapids High SchoolIt’s the middle of May, and that means the school year is winding down. But for one teacher in Coon Rapids, it also means his career is coming to a close.
Excellent Educator: Tom Bedard Of Homecroft Early Learning CenterTom Bedard has spent his career working with the youngest of students at Homecroft Early Learning Center in St. Paul.
Excellent Educator: John Glenn's Travis StewartThis week's Excellent Educator teaches science at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood, but he's most known for his lessons outside the classroom.
Excellent Educator: Bel Air Elementary's Debbie RaymondAfter years of serving her students in the classroom, this week's Excellent Educator decided she also wanted to help them in the computer lab.
Excellent Educator: St. Paul Music Academy's Sasha Odermann-KarrSasha Odermann-Karr makes sure her students are ready to learn by first making sure they have the basic necessities, like a coat, shoes and school supplies.
Excellent Educator: Mary Cates From St. John's In ExcelsiorThis week's Excellent Educator is loved so much, the entire school wanted to be in on the surprise.
Excellent Educator: Susie Toenjes At St. Stephen's Catholic SchoolIt might be the biggest compliment a teacher can get, when your own child nominates you for Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Sarah Nelson Of Hidden Oaks Middle SchoolTake yourself back to seventh grade, seventh period on a Friday afternoon. Likely you had little attention span for physics and chemistry. But Mrs. Sarah Nelson at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake knows how to get her students to focus.
Excellent Educator: Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Teacher Christina VelasquezKindergarten can be an emotional time for both students and parents. Parents are often leaving their children for a full day for the first time, and kids are starting school.
Excellent Educator: Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy's Sally PearsonThis week's Excellent Educator was nominated by her second grader, who said she is always there for her students. Nelson's teacher at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Science, Mrs. Sally Pearson, never stops caring about her students, even when illness kept her away from school.
Excellent Educator: Melanie Faulhaber From Longfellow Alternative H.S. She is a teacher with a big responsibility. That's because for every student she teaches another life is impacted. Melanie Faulhaber's job is to teach teens at Longfellow Alternative High School in Minneapolis how to be parents.