Excellent Educator

Excellent Educator: Karen Pappas At Four Seasons A+ ElementaryThere are a lot of people who love Mrs. Karen Pappas at Four Season A + Elementary in St. Paul. For nearly three decades she has cared deeply about each one of her 1st grade students.
Excellent Educator: Principal Melissa Zahn Of Sweeney ElementaryFor this week’s Excellent Educator, we had to get staff other than the principal in on the surprise. That’s because the award went to the principal.
Excellent Educator: Robbinsdale Middle School's Gretchen EnseleinMs. Gretchen Enselein from Robbinsdale Middle School is a ball of energy. She uses that energy to engage students, even those faced with suspension. That's what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: ABC Junior Achievement's Patty SchoffPatty Schoff teaches students with special needs at ABC Junior Achievement in Andover. Her ability to have a lasting impact on their lives well after graduation is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator Jenny Lind Elementary's Leslie Rae FersterThis week WCCO paid a visit to Ms. Leslie Rae Ferster at Jenny Lind Elementary in north Minneapolis, who is our very first Excellent Educator of the 2015-2016 school year.
Excellent Educator: Rosemount Middle School's Alyssa SimmersSchool is almost out for summer. And that means we are saying "Have a great summer, see you next year" to our Excellent Educators. This year's final Excellent Educator is another great teacher whose student wanted to be in on the surprise.
Excellent Educator: Mr. Jon Olson Of Andover ElementaryThe school year may be winding down, but there is still time to honor our educators! This week's Excellent Educator has many talents, from teaching third grade to starring in his own music video.
Excellent Educator: Chris Zimmerman Of Ivan Sand Community H.S.As a social worker at Ivan Sand Community High School in Elk River, Chris Zimmerman helps students through some of their most difficult moments. His compassion is what makes him this week's Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Barbara O'Malley Of St. Paul Music AcademyThis week, it's Barbara O'Malley, a special needs teacher at North End Elementary in St. Paul.
Excellent Educator: Plymouth Middle School's Benjamin DrexlerEvery Friday we take the time to recognize one of the great teachers in our community. This week, we're honoring Benjamin Drexler. Drexler teaches 8th grade math at Plymouth Middle School. He was nominated by his students!
Excellent Educator: Joan Demeter Of Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Ctr.WCCO paid a visit to one teacher just in the nick of time. After 35 years of teaching at Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Center in Minneapolis, Mrs. Joan Demeter is retiring next year.
Excellent Educator: Carol Callen From Golden Valley SEACarol Callen is a teacher at Golden Valley's School of Engineering and Art. Her compassion for kids inside, and outside school, hours is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.