'New Expectations': Orono Teacher Helps Third-Graders Transition To New School WCCO This Morning heads to Orono to meet a teacher helping her students transition to a new building.
Love, Listening & Hugs: A Veteran Preschool Teacher's Secret For SuccessCarolyn Koppel teaches at Beth El Aleph Preschool in St. Louis Park. She has worked with 2-year-olds for over 30 years. That alone may deserve an award, but she does way more to make them feel safe and at home after mom or dad drops them off.
'It's A Job I Love': Teacher Uses Inspiration From Daughter To Help Students LearnThis week we head to Eagan to surprise an Excellent Educator. Mrs. Carolyn Schindler teaches kindergarten at Woodland Elementary School in Eagan.
2 Teachers At Minnehaha Academy Challenge Students With ‘Innovative Lab’It is Wednesday when WCCO This Morning surprises an Excellent Educator. This week with not one, but two teachers who are being recognized for their contributions in the classroom.
Shakopee Speech Pathologist Helps Young Students Sound Out SuccessWhether her students are having trouble pronouncing their "r"s or making "th" sounds, Rebecca Fobes helps them sound it out until they get it right.
Iraq War Veteran Helps Roseville 7th Graders Make Sense Of HistoryJeffrey Bibeau teaches seventh grade social studies at Roseville Area Middle School. Along with teaching duties, he has also juggled active duty in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
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."