Excellent Educator: Dawn Slattery At Orchard Lake ElementaryIt is hard to tell who is most excited at Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville for this week's Excellent Educator -- the teacher or the students. The students scream and shout for their teacher Mrs. Dawn Slattery, a veteran teacher in the classroom, and she embraces new techniques to engage students.
Excellent Educator: Red Pine Elementary's Laurie HermanMost elementary school teachers are responsible for about 25 – 30 students. This week's Excellent Educator has about 25 times that amount.
Excellent Educator: Lucy Craft Laney's Phebe CarrThis week we paid a visit to Ms. Phebe Carr at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis. Carr loves to give hugs to her kindergartners, but others wanted her to feel loved too for all she's done for the school and students. It's why she is this week's Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Erik Malm At Maple Grove Senior HighErik Malm teaches 12th grade physics during the school day at Maple Grove Senior High, but his passion for science spills over after class. It's his after-school club, which is winning awards and giving students a unique hands-on learning opportunity, that makes him an Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: South View Middle School's Katy KobanyThe school year is in full swing and teachers are already doing excellent work in the classroom.
Excellent Educator: Sandy Boyce Of Jackson ElementarySandy Boyce is an English Language Learner teacher at Jackson Elementary in Shakopee. Sheloves the relationships she gets to form with the students.
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.

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