1st Grade Teacher Gives Students The Tools To Build Their LivesShe's been in the classroom for 27 years, and on her birthday there's no better gift than being with her students.
Minnetonka Teacher Connects With Students Through Vinyl ClubIf the saying goes education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire, Sam Neisen is creating a lot of sparks at Minnetonka High School.
Middle School Teacher Helps Students Remove Barriers To CollegeStudents in this class learn the basics like how to take notes and ask questions. But they also get to take field trips to college campuses.
Woodbury Teacher Uses Inventive Classroom, Flexible Seating To Help Kids LearnDanielle Beekman teaches 4th grade. From how she puts her 100 percent best effort into everything she does to her unique classroom setting, there are a number of reasons why Beekman is this week's Excellent Educator.
Teacher Uses Experience To Educate Visually Impaired StudentsThis week's Excellent Educator has a reputation for arriving early and staying late to meet the needs of her students who are visually impaired.
Excellent Educator: Heidi Hacket At Fieldstone ElementaryHeidi Hacket, a third grader teacher at Fieldstone Elementary in St. Michael, goes above and beyond to connect with not only her students, but also with their parents.
'A Little TLC': Longtime School Nurse Talks On Keeping Kids HealthyCarol Berg has been taking temperatures in St. Paul schools for 20 years. Her goal is to keep bugs out of Four Seasons A+ Elementary, and she does it with education and a dose of TLC.
Excellent Educator: Risa Lieser Of Coon Rapids Family PlaceThis week's Excellent Educator is being awarded for her work not only with her students but also with their parents.
PE Teacher Helps Kids ‘Fall In Love With Fitness’ By Taking Them FishingThere is a lot of fun to be had running around inside a gym. But one P.E. teacher in Minneapolis takes the learning to the lake.
Coon Rapids H.S. Choir Teacher Hits Right Note With StudentsMs. Amy Johnson at Coon Rapids High School is hitting the right note with students. The choir teacher not only makes students sound their best, but feel their best with a saying she tells them every Friday.
Excellent Educator: Ms. Ann Uzendoski At Banaadir AcademyIt's the start of a new school year for students and for teachers. WCCO is excited for another great year of recognizing the educators who go above and beyond! There is no better teacher to start off, than Ms. Ann Uzendoski, a former St. Paul Public Schools teacher who came out of retirement to work at Banaadir Academy in Minneapolis.
Excellent Educator: Steve Mintz At Heilicher Mpls. Jewish Day SchoolIf you have kids in school, you likely have a countdown to summer happening in your house. That means our Excellent Educator series is going on summer break too. But before we sign any yearbooks, we had one more teacher to surprise this year.

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