BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — An English teacher who teaches classes in Minneapolis and Crystal has been named Minnesota’s teacher of the year for 2014.
Thomas Rademacher has taught at the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School since 2006. The K-12 school has campuses in downtown Minneapolis and in Crystal.READ MORE: Consistent Heat, Drought Leads To Algae Overgrowth & Low Water Levels In Minnesota Lakes
He was recognized Sunday by Education Minnesota, the statewide educators’ union.READ MORE: Juneteenth Rises To Surface Of American History In Aftermath Of George Floyd's Murder
In a nomination letter, student Asyana Eddy praised him for doing “anything in his power” to help students succeed. Eddy says Rademacher gives students the freedom to approach subjects with creativity, and he teaches students that their thoughts matter.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must spend at least half their time working directly with students. They must also have at least three years of teaching experience.MORE NEWS: 'Bumpy Ride': Minnesota Legislature Continues Special Session Work, As Deadline Before Shutdown Looms
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