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Congratulations to the Education Minnesota members who have been honored for their work in the last year.

Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year

Luke Becker, Agricultural Science and Technology Instructor and Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Braham High School has been named the 2022 National ACTE Teacher of the Year.

SHAPE America Teachers of the Year

Jessica Matheson, Rockford, and Jen Heebink, Buffalo, have been named 2022 Central District Teachers of the Year for adapted physical education (Heebink) and health (Matheson) by the Society of Health and Physical Educators. They both are now in the running for SHAPE America’s National Teacher of the Year award, named in April.

2020-21 MMEA Music Educator of the Year

Kathleen Radspinner, a music educator in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, was named the 2020-21 Music Educator by the Minnesota Music Educators Association.

National Board Certified Teachers

The following Education Minnesota members earned National Board Certification in 2021:

  • David Ellefson, Rochester
  • Kristin Shively, Anoka Hennepin
  • Melody Snyder, Edina
  • Jennifer Goetz, Saint Paul
  • Allison Zaccardi, Saint Paul
  • Alexander Johnson, Minnetonka
  • Jennifer Matejka, Minnetonka
  • Brooke Reeves, White Bear Lake
  • Jessica Talsky, Roseville

The following Education Minnesota members recertified their National Board Certification in 2021:

  • Kris Anderson, Saint Paul
  • Wendy Aro, Saint Paul
  • Jeffrey Beckstrom, Minnetonka
  • Angela Jorgensen, Hastings
  • Sara Schreiner, Osseo
  • Lacey Smith, Cook County
  • Allison Theissen, White Bear Lake
  • Debra Thibault, White Bear Lake
  • Kathleen Walsh, Saint Paul
  • Joseph Weyer, Roseville

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