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.
Excellent Educator: Robert L. Stevenson Elementary's Andrea ErichsrudThis week's Excellent Educator was nominated by a parent of one of her students, and she said it's the ultimate compliment.
Excellent Educator: Andrea Whitcomb Of Lincoln Elementary SchoolIt is that time of the week when we surprise CCO's Excellent Educator. Andrea Whitcomb got her start in teaching music 17 years ago to high schoolers. But she made the switch to teach the younger kids at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts in Anoka. She says she loves the challenge of introducing music to students for the first time.
Excellent Educator: Academy Of Whole Learning's Wyayn RasmussenRasmussen's children were OK taking a break from their highly structured day to recognize their beloved teacher.
Excellent Educator: Eliza RasheedEliza Rasheed took over the theater program at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Upper Campus seven years ago with an ambitious goal: to teach students to stand up to issues of injustice in their community.
Excellent Educator: Skyview Elementary's Kim LeBlancLeBlanc has been living her dream as a teacher for 17 years. She says the rewards are still just as sweet as when she started.
Excellent Educator: Como Park High's Donnell GibsonDonnell Gibson, or "Mr. D," is a behavior intervention specialist at Como Park Senior High in St. Paul.
Excellent Educator: Loretta Hall Of Harvest Network Of SchoolsMs. Loretta Hall teaches Reading Language Arts at Harvest Network of Schools in north Minneapolis. Hall is committed to making sure her students are afforded every opportunity they deserve so they can achieve great things. That is what makes her an Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Lisa Giebink Of Centennial Early Childhood Special EdThis week's Excellent Educator teaches her students one of the most basic skills: how to speak.