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Two local teachers in running for ‘Teacher of the Year’

Two teachers from the Cloquet School District are among 123 candidates in the running for 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Mary Bakken, kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary, and Cynthia Welsh, science teacher at the Cloquet Middle Sch...

 

Two teachers from the Cloquet School District are among 123 candidates in the running for 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Mary Bakken, kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary, and Cynthia Welsh, science teacher at the Cloquet Middle School, have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor.

This year’s program will name the 51st Minnesota Teacher of the Year, celebrating the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, from public or private schools.

The 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced Sunday, May 3, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Over the coming weeks, a 25-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists and finalists.

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