APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) — 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. Greg Gamache drives to Apple Valley High School every morning — from Wisconsin. But that’s not why students love him.

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Teaching history to high school students isn’t always easy, and Gamache knows you have to work hard to keep their attention.

His passion for teaching spands 13 years. A measure of his dedication is that former students visit all the time. The school principal calls him a “kid magnet.”

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Fittingly, Gamache was nominated to be WCCO’s excellent educator by two current students, which he was humbled to learn.

In addition to teaching, Gamache also coached the Apple Valley girls hockey team for a time.

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You can nominate a deserving educator by going to the WCCO Morning Show’s Facebook page, telling us their name and why they should be WCCO’s Excellent Educator of the week.