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.
Excellent Educator: Seward Montessori's Jessica GrabeShe's has a passion for social studies, but her students are not all here to learn history.
Excellent Educator: Lisa Mansell At Forest View ElementaryLisa Mansell has been shaping little minds for over 30 years. As a kindergarten teacher at Forest View Elementary in Forest Lake, Mrs. Mansell introduces the kids to their first school experience.
Excellent Educator: Master Sgt. Amy Hansen Of Camp RipleyWCCO will go to any lengths to recognize our Excellent Educators - even if it means flying a hundred miles to Camp Ripley. Thanks to a pretty slick ride from the Minnesota National Guard, WCCO flew in a Black Hawk helicopter to surprise Master Sgt. Amy Hansen.
Excellent Educator: Ms. French At Northeast Middle SchoolIt's Wednesday and it’s time to surprise this week's Excellent Educator. Forget textbooks and calculators, this educator has a different tool for teaching.
Excellent Educator: Ms. Powell At Hiawatha Learning AcademyAfter a few weeks off for spring break, we're excited to get back to recognizing the best teachers Minnesota has to offer.

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