Excellent Educator

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Excellent Educator: Orono Janitor Ed Glover Does More Than Clean

We’ve heard the saying “It takes a village.” That is especially true when it comes to making sure kids have a good education. That’s why this week’s Excellent Educator is not a teacher, not a principal but a custodian who is described as the backbone of Orono High School.

10/17/2014

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Excellent Educator: Eden Prairie’s Kristin Bastidas

Kristin Bastidas has a high energy and fun way to teach a foreign language. That’s why she is this week’s Excellent Educator.

10/10/2014

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Excellent Educator: Harmony Learning Center’s Scott Helland

This week’s Excellent Educator award goes to Scott Helland, an administrator who goes above and beyond to connect with those who aren’t your typical students.

10/03/2014

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Excellent Educator: Cedar Ridge’s Katie Tompkins

Caring, patient and devoted are three words used to describe this week’s Excellent Educator. Another word is creative.

09/26/2014

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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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