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Roosevelt Elementary special education teacher Lisa Jackson has taught academic and social skills in southern Minnesota for more than 15 years.
It took all but a couple months to make an impact on his new students and earn a nomination for a Golden Apple Award.
Her upbeat energy keeps these first graders engaged. During lessons, she cleverly coerces the class into concepts that are above their grade level.
She does it all, from teaching 4th grade, to leading the robotics club, and even running the school's daily TV Newscast.
Hands on learning is something 4th grade teacher Matt Lewis has focused in on through his years in the classroom. He believes students learn better when actually doing it themselves.
This amazing teacher really puts herself into her students' shoes. Her classes are energetic and she makes sure to meet all her students' needs.
While she isn't new to teaching fifth grade, she is new to Mankato. This is her first year teaching at the school.
Along with teaching history, he was the school's head football coach for 27 years.
Music teacher Michele Metzger has been teaching most of her high school band students for 13 of her 20 years at Nicollet Public Schools.
Tonight's Golden Apple award winner has us going to Truman, Minnesota. This kindergarten teacher has been laying the educational foundation for children at Truman Schools for the last 21 years.
Martha Witte is in only her second year teaching at St. Clair Elementary, but she says the relationships she's already made makes it feel like it's been home for years.
Christine Kral is a special education teacher at New Ulm Middle School, focusing on a variety of areas, especially social skills.
A music teacher in Comfrey encourages her students to grow their musical talents.
Michael Kutch is the church's and school's music director, art, choir, and music teacher, and even helps with technology.