Local nominations for Minnesota Teacher of the Year 10 Feb 12

Education Minnesota has announced the 111 teachers who are in the running to be 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, and several of the educators are from local school districts.

New Prague Area Schools’ JeNean Erickson, Jeremy Kalal, and Deb Trewartha have all been nominated. Nicole Leighton of Lakeville and Michelle Prosen of the Prior Lake-Savage district were also selected.

The winner will be announced Sunday, May 6, at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park. This will be the 48th year the program will honor Minnesota’s top educator.