Johanna Mueller, Grade 4, Hamilton Elementary School.
Lisa Neaderhiser, Special Education Teacher (EBD), Jackson Middle School.
Kelley Nelson, Special Education Teacher (SLD), Champlin Park High School.
Kristin Rutz, Special Education Teacher (SLD), Brookside Elementary School.
Lisa Thul, Kindergarten, Ramsey Elementary School.
Stephanie Ylvisaker, Math, Blaine High School.
The nine Anoka-Hennepin teachers are among 131 candidates for the award statewide.
This year’s program will name the 59th Minnesota Teacher of the Year, celebrating the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Eligible candidates include pre-kindergarten through grade 12, Early Childhood Family Education and Adult Basic Education teachers, from public or private schools.
The 59th Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced May 7. Over the coming weeks, a panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists and finalists.