Four Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates are from Spring Lake Park
On January 31, a field of 128 candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year was announced by Education Minnesota. They are pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade educators from both public and private schools.
Of the 128 educators from throughout the state of Minnesota, four are from the Spring Lake Park School District.
- Sada Ganske, Science teacher, Westwood Middle School
- Jen Legatt, Continuous Improvement Coach, Spring Lake Park High School
- Laura Pena-Kennedy, kindergarten teacher, Woodcrest Elementary Spanish Immersion
- Daniela Perez, second grade teacher, Woodcrest Elementary Spanish Immersion
The 50th Annual Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced on Sunday, May 4, This year's program continues the fifty-year tradition of honoring excellence in teaching in Minnesota.
In the coming weeks, a 25-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists and finalists.
Congratulations to Sada Ganske, Jen Legatt, Laura Pena-Kennedy, and Daniela Perez for already bringing honor to their profession and to their school district.