teacher of the year

Eagles Elementary’s Milligan named Fargo Public School’s Teacher of the Year

Milligan is a Student Performance Strategist at Eagles Elementary School

FARGO, N.D. — Kimmy Milligan was at home with her family practicing social distancing when she heard her name being called outside by the Cass County Sheriffs Office. Thankfully she wasn’t under arrest, but she was in for a big surprise. “It is my distinct pleasure, although this is not an ideal situation, to announce you as the Fargo Public…

Fargo Public Schools Announces Teacher of the Year

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Eagles Elementary Student Performance Strategist Kimmy Milligan. Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi surprised Milligan with the announcement at her home. Gandhi kept a safe distance, riding in a yellow school bus to tell Milligan the news. The Eagles Elementary School staff also surprised Milligan with a Zoom meeting. Milligan…

Lake Park-Audubon teacher up for MN Teacher of the Year

MINNESOTA – A Lake Park-Audubon teacher is among the ten Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year finalists. Katie Watland teaches seventh and eighth grade science. She’s one of two finalists from Greater Minnesota. An independent selection panel of 24 leaders in the areas of education, business, government and nonprofits selected the finalists from a group of 36 semifinalists. There were 135…

Fargo Middle School Teacher, Coach Named District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Travis Hoeg joined the school in 2006

FARGO, N.D. — Many students are honored at Ben Franklin Middle School’s assembly, but just one teacher got quite the surprise at the event. Travis Hoeg is named Fargo Public Schools 2019 Teacher of the Year. Students describe him as “the best teacher ever” and their “favorite teacher.” Hoeg teaches science and English and coaches basketball, volleyball, and track. Superintendent Rupak…

Minnesota Teacher of the Year Skips White House Visit With President Trump

Kelly Holstine teaches at an alternative high school in Shakopee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two state teachers of the year from Minnesota and Kentucky have skipped a White House ceremony to protest the Trump administration’s education policies. Kelly Holstine of Shakopee, Minnesota and Jessica Duenas of Kentucky decided not to attend the ceremony in D.C. including an Oval Office visit. Holstine teaches English at an alternative high school in Shakopee. She says…

Fargo South Teacher Receives Sanford Teacher Award

Leah Juelke Also Recently Won Horace Mann Award And She Is 2018 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

FARGO, ND — The honors keep piling up for Fargo South teacher Leah Juelke. She has been named a Top Inspiring Teacher in North Dakota and honored with $10,000 from the National University System – Sanford Teacher Award. The awards are supported by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford of South Dakota. Earlier this month, the language arts teacher received the Horace Mann…

Fargo South Teacher Wins State’s Top Honor for Educators

Leah Juelke, an ESL Teacher, won the 2018 North Dakota Teacher of the Year Award

FARGO, ND — A Fargo South teacher has won the highest award for an educator in North Dakota. Her work gave a voice to New American students’ struggles in their native countries and their immigration to the U–S. Teaching can be a thankless profession at times; however, the Teacher of the Year Award is written into North Dakota law because…