For Nearly 30 Years, Mary Virgin Has Inspired Love For Reading In 3rd-GradersMary Virgin teaches at Cottage Grove Elementary. She takes her students on adventures by instilling in them a love of reading books. It's what makes her an Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Emily Firkus Of Minnehaha AcademyEmily Firkus is a middle school science teacher a Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis who combines hands-on learning with real-world problem solving.
Excellent Educator: Mike Shepperd Of Como Park ElementaryThis week WCCO This Morning heads to Como Park Elementary in St. Paul to surprise an Excellent Educator.
Burnsville Alternative H.S. Teacher Helps Students Get Credits Needed To GraduateWCCO This Morning visited Burnsville to surprise a teacher that is helping students get the credits they need to graduate high school.
Third-Grade Teacher Wows Parents With Make-Believe TacticsKelli Soupir impressed a parent so much in her first year of teaching, they nominated her for Excellent Educator.
St. Paul Teacher Says He Learns From His Young Students"I have a child who knows about super heroes, and they teach me about super heroes. I have a child that knows about dinosaurs, and they teach me about dinosaurs, so I get to learn from a child every day."
Oak View 2nd Graders Nominate Teacher For Excellent EducatorThe second graders at Oak View Elementary in Maple Grove love Mrs. Julie Stobbs so much, they wrote a letter about her behind her back.
Excellent Educator: Chris Myers At McGuire Middle SchoolChris Myers is a Social Studies teacher at McGuire Middle School. He gives his heart to his students every day and even his Christmas presents! His generosity and passion is what makes him an Excellent Educator.
Andover Kindergarten Teacher Helps Kids Have Fun While LearningThis week, WCCO This Morning heads into the classroom of Joel Sakry at Andover Elementary school. His main mission is for his kindergartners to have fun while learning.
Savage Teacher Makes Social Media Etiquette A Priority For 4th-GradersWe all have those Facebook friends who might need a lesson in social media. A teacher in Savage is doing it right, educating her kids at an early age how to use it properly.
Lake Elmo Elementary Teacher Uses Yoga To Calm StudentsWe know first graders can have a lot of energy. However, in Mrs. Annelise Aaro’s class at Lake Elmo Elementary, they are focused and calm. How she uses her love of yoga to benefit students is what makes Mrs. Aaro an Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Chandell Knox At Harvest Network Of SchoolsA wrestling coach in the Twin Cities is leading by example for her students on and off the mat.
Excellent Educator: Bill Campbell At Maranatha Christian AcademyYou know good things are happening in a school when the kids beg to go in early. That's the case at on school in Brooklyn Park and it's all thanks to one teacher.
Excellent Educator: Lauren Hansen At Thomas Lake ElementaryThe award may be a surprise, but Mrs. Lauren Hansen began her path to excellence long ago.
Excellent Educator: Principal Gail Wolfe At Christian Heritage AcademyAs a principal, it can be hard to track down Gail Wolfe buzzing throughout the halls of Christian Heritage Academy.