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Edison Teacher Advances to "The Minnesota Teacher of the Year" Semifinalist Round
Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:35 AM

John Calhoun

Edison's English teacher, John Calhoun has made it to the semifinalist round of "The Minnesota Teacher of the Year." Congratulations John!!! Nine other teachers from MPS have also made it to this round. This year marks the 50th iteration of the award, which celebrates the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Candidates include prekindergarten through 12th-grade teachers from public and private schools. There are 128 total candidates. The 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced Sunday, May 4.

 Congratulations to the MPS semifinalists:

• Kim Becker, Media Specialist, Lyndale School
• John Calhoun, English, Edison High School
• Michael J. Grandys, French, Northeast Middle School
• Colette Kruc, Special Education, Anwatin
• Jane Liepitz, Fourth Grade, Lake Harriet Upper Campus
• Heather McKerrow, ELL and Literacy, Wellstone International
• Connie Rae Rubenstein, Prekindergarten, Armatage
• Kristopher Shaban, Mathematics, Northeast Middle School
• Maria Singh, STEM, Pillsbury

does this fire?!