On May 6, 2019, the Fillmore County Journal will publish the third annual Teacher Appreciation Section dedicated to all of the wonderful, hard-working teachers working in the school districts throughout our coverage area.
Along with all of the names of local educators, this section will include a story about the Teacher of the Year.
The 2017 Teacher of the Year was Mary Hoiland of the Rushford-Peterson School District, and the 2018 Teacher of the Year was Maryellen Dean of the Rushford-Peterson School District.
The Teacher of the Year award presents an opportunity for our communities to recognize the important role our educators play in developing the minds of our youth.
Our teachers have the challenging responsibility of inspiring our children to learn. It takes a certain temperament and versatility. Every child learns in a different way, which presents a greater challenge for teachers.
Many teachers spend days, nights, and weekends consumed with figuring out ways to help children reach their full potential.
While the Fillmore County Journal office has received a great number of nominations for Teacher of the Year, we want to remind our readers that the deadline is noon on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
The nomination form for the 2019 Teacher of the Year can be found in this newspaper or online at http://fillmorecountyjournal.com/2019-teacher-of-the-year-nomination-form/. The nomination forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be dropped off at our office at 136 Saint Anthony St. in Preston, Minn. We can also accept them by mail at P.O. Box 496, Preston, Minn. 55965.