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Five from west central Minnesota among teacher of year nominees

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Five from west central Minnesota among teacher of year nominees
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ST. PAUL — Five teachers in west central Minnesota are among 135 nominated to be named the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A group of semifinalists and then finalists will be named, leading to the announcement of the teacher of the year on May 5.

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Area teachers on the list include Pam Diem, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg; James Jackman, Litchfield; Renee Balken, Montevideo; Julie Schroeder, Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative; and Leanne Carmany, Yellow Medicine East.

This year’s program will name the 49th Minnesota Teacher of the Year, celebrating excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, from public or private schools.

The program is sponsored by the Education Minnesota educators’ union with support from several other organizations.

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