Moose Lake educator among 25 finalists for Teacher of the Year

Brad Hubred, a fifth and sixth grade science teacher, is among the finalists for the honor.


CLOQUET — One Northland teacher is among 25 educators still in the running for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year award.

An independent selection panel of 22 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 77 candidates from across the state, according to a news release.

Moose Lake Community School's Brad Hubred, a fifth and sixth grade science teacher, is among the top 25, the news release said.

The panel will review the semifinalists’ portfolios and video submissions in early March and will select about 10 finalists from the group. The current Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Natalia Benjamin, will announce her successor at the Minnesota Teacher of the Year banquet, tentatively scheduled for May 1 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.

The program is organized by Education Minnesota, the state educators union. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade, Early Childhood Family Education and Adult Basic Education teachers, from public or private schools.


The program also receives support from the following organizations: Education Minnesota ESI, Educators Lifetime Solutions, EFS Advisors, Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation, SMART Technologies and Expedition Credit Union.

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