Teacher of the Year selection panel


The Minnesota Teacher of the Year selection panel is an independent committee representing Minnesota leaders in education, business, nonprofits and government. The panel chooses the Minnesota Teacher of the Year from individuals who are nominated and who then choose to become a candidate.

Here is the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year selection panel:

Heather Campbell 
Chair, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program; associate professor, St. Olaf College

Allison Anderson
Aspiring educator, Education Minnesota Student Program, University of Minnesota–Duluth
Nancy Antoine
Principal, Bridgewater Elementary; Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association
Marc Berris
Assistant Washington County attorney, Washington County
Corey Bulman
2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Robbie Burnett
Director for Recruitment and Retention, Minnesota State Mankato at Edina
Heather Campbell 
Chair, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program; associate professor, St. Olaf College
Lee Carlson 
English teacher, Windom Area High School and Middle School; President, Minnesota Rural Education Association
Mary Pat Cumming
Principal, The FAIR School; Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals
Beth Daniels
STEM Content and Education Manager, TPT–Twin Cities PBS
Thomas Gale 
Past board president, Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education
Melissa Gallant
Senior marketing manager, General Mills 
Lonnie Hartley
Senior marketing and communications specialist, Medtronic
Amy Hang
University of Minnesota Law School–JD Candidate
Kelly D. Holstine
2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Danielle Kneip
Aspiring educator, Education Minnesota Student Program, Southwest Minnesota State University
Tim Lutz
Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools; Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Lori Marco
Senior Vice President, External Affairs and General Counsel, Hormel Foods Corporation 
J.B. Mayo
Associate chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, associate professor, University of Minnesota
Jennifer Niemi
Director, Native Studies Center, The College of St. Scholastica
Cheryl Polzin
Minnesota School Boards Association, Wayzata Public Schools
Gwen Rudney 
Chair emerita, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program; professor of education, University of Minnesota–Morris
Mona Springis-Doss
Board member, United Educators Credit Union
Heather Starks
President, Minnesota Parent-Teacher Association
Amanda Twite
Curriculum Implementation Specialist, Minnesota Office of Higher Education