Osseo Area Schools educators Kori Brown, Jan Radder and Jessica Spurrell are among 134 teachers statewide to be nominated for the 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.
Brown and Radder teach art and second grade, respectively, at Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts, while Spurrell is a fourth grade teacher at Fernbrook Elementary.
In the weeks ahead, a 25-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists and finalists. The 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced during a ceremony on May 3 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program is organized and underwritten by Education Minnesota and receives support from several other organizations and businesses.
Candidates for 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year include pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, early childhood, and adult basic education teachers at public and private schools statewide.
PHOTOS: Pictured left to right are Kori Brown, art teacher at Birch Grove Elementary; Jan Radder, second grade teacher at Birch Grove Elementary; and Jessica Spurrell, fourth grade teacher at Fernbrook Elementary.