Seven Hopkins Public Schools teachers in the running for ‘Minnesota Teacher of the Year’
The 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates have been announced. Of the 131 candidates, seven are Hopkins Public Schools teachers!
This year’s program will name the 59th Minnesota Teacher of the Year. The program celebrates the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Eligible candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, Early Childhood Family Education, and Adult Basic Education teachers, from public or private schools.
An independent panel of leaders in the fields of education, business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy will read candidates’ portfolios over the next few weeks and narrow the list to a group of semifinalists. In March, the panel will convene again and review additional materials from the semifinalists to choose a group of finalists. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year banquet is set for May 7 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
Hopkins teachers nominated for the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year are listed below:
Fatuma Ali, Hopkins High School
Katelyn Derricott, West Junior High
Laura Grant, Glen Lake Elementary
Abby Larson, Eisenhower Elementary
Lin Niu, XinXing Academy
Allyson Wolff, Juntos at Eisenhower
Teal Thomas, Glen Lake Elementary