Seven Osseo Area Schools Educators Named 2018 Teacher of the Year Candidates
Feb 06, 2018 09:37PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien
File photo: Osseo Area Schools/ISD 279 Educational Service Center (photo by Wendy Erlien)
"This year’s program will name the 54th Minnesota Teacher of the Year, celebrating the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota," according to Education Minnesota. "Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade and Adult Basic Education teachers, from public or private schools."
The candidates from the ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools are (pictured, starting top - left to right):
Debra Amelse - Basswood Elementary instructional assistant
Jessica Carr - Fernbrook Elementary first-grade teacher
Rich Johnston - Osseo Middle School sixth-grade teacher
Ann Kozarek- Edinbrook Elementary physical education teacher
Jaquinetta Mitchell - Osseo Senior High English teacher
Jennifer Paulson - Woodland Elementary second-grade teacher
Lisa Thompson - Basswookd Elementary fifth-grade teacher
The 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced May 6 from a field of 167 candidates.
Photo provided by Osseo Area Schools.