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.
Excellent Educator: Ann Hanson Of Hillcrest Community SchoolThis week's Excellent Educator leaves a lasting impact on not only her students. Ann Hanson devotes her energy to teaching preschoolers, but little does she know her colleagues are taking notes on how she does it.
Excellent Educator: Karl Boberg Of Deephaven ElementaryKarl Boberg, a teacher at Deephaven Elementary, says it's a dream come true to teach at the same school he attended as a kid.
Excellent Educator: Diane Weiher Of Lake Harriet UpperOne science teacher in Minneapolis believes song and dance makes learning a difficult subject easier.
Excellent Educator: Jenny Bennett At Breck SchoolEvery week on WCCO we ask for your Excellent Educator nominations. Sometimes we get them from co-workers or from parents of students. But this week, a first grader wanted us to know about her teacher.