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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

09/19/2014

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Excellent Educator: Dodge Middle School’s Steve Terhaar

School is in session and that means WCCO is beginning our Excellent Educator awards. This week, we honor a teacher who loves to make students laugh while they learn.

09/12/2014

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Excellent Educator: Early Intervention Educator Stephenie Labandz

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator who has gone above and beyond to make a different in students’ lives. You don’t always have to look in a classroom for an excellent educator. Sometimes they make home visits. That’s where Edward Moody found this week’s honoree.

05/23/2014

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Excellent Educator: Park High School’s Abbey Janicek

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator who has gone above and beyond to make a different in students’ lives. Like adults, high school students must learn to balance their personal and academic lives. Having a teacher willing to help with both can often be just what a student needs to excel.

05/16/2014

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Excellent Educator: Mounds Park Academy’s Maureen Conway

For some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week’s honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.

05/09/2014

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Excellent Educator: Zachary Lane Elementary’s Mike Westby

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. For some, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. This week’s excellent educator knew he wanted to teach when he was in seventh grade.

05/02/2014

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Excellent Educator: Heights Community School’s Brenda Allal

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Like the rest of us, teachers have to balance home life and work. As busy and this week’s Excellent Educator is, she seems to be managing things just fine.

04/25/2014

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Excellent Educator: Apple Valley High’s Greg Gamache

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Some teachers go to great lengths to connect with their students, and that’s certainly the case for this week’s educator.

04/11/2014

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Excellent Educator: Cottage Grove Park High’s Jason Schwartz

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. A true excellent educator is passionate about helping their students’ successes, no matter what the challenge.

04/04/2014

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Excellent Educator: Osseo School District’s Kevin Rassier

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Kevin Rassier is a band teacher for Osseo area schools, and like all of our excellent educators he does something a little extra for his kids.

03/28/2014

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Excellent Educator: Sioux Trail Elementary’s Alex Tofte

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond. A truly excellent educator knows there’s more to learning than academics, and this week’s honoree says creating a safe environment for his students is always top of mind.

03/21/2014

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Excellent Educator: Sheridan Hills Elementary’s Tom Neisen

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. We got an awesome note sent to us about Tom Neisen at Sheridan Hills Elementary School in Richfield.

03/14/2014

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Excellent Educator: Kirk Johnson Of Hastings High School

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week, it seemed everyone at Hastings High School wanted to take part in honoring counselor Kirk Johnson.

03/07/2014

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Excellent Educator: Pat Skrove At St. John The Baptist Catholic School

Every Friday we honor an excellent educator in the Twin Cities metro. This week we introduce you to Pat Skrove. She’s a Kindergarten teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage.

02/28/2014

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Excellent Educator: Wayne Powers Of Roseville Schools

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week, Edward Moody helped students honor Wayne Powers from Roseville-area schools.

02/14/2014

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