106 teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Kimball teacher Kim Pelzer is among 106 teachers who have accepted their nominations and completed the required candidate materials to become eligible for the honor of 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Sharon Borgert of Eden Valley-Watkins also is among the 106 candidates this year.
The 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced Sunday, May 2, at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park. Over the coming weeks, a 22-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists, and then finalists.
This year's program will name the 46th 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.
Education Minnesota organizes and underwrites the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program, which receives program and award support from the following organizations: The SMARTer Kids Foundation, The Northland Inn, the Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation, United Educators Credit Union, McDonald's Restaurants of Minnesota, Teacher Federal Credit Union, Pearson Education, and Education Minnesota ESI.