MINNEAPOLIS (June 9, 2010) – Five local teachers have been named the winners of the 2009-2010 Tribute to Teachers award, presented by RBC Wealth Management. The annual award program invites students and parents to submit nominations honoring their favorite teacher, explaining how he or she has made a difference in their own or their child’s academic experience.
The five winners of the 2009-2010 Tribute to Teachers award are Groveland Elementary fifth grade teacher Brent Frank; Sky Oaks Elementary School special education teacher Mary Hatrick; The City, Inc. social studies teacher Greg Newgard; Falcon Heights Elementary School kindergarten teacher Luanne Olson; and Armatage Montessori School fourth grade teacher Ralph Sievert.
“Each year, this award reminds us of the number of incredible educators that are shaping the minds of young people in the Twin Cities,” said Martha Baumbach, director of community affairs for RBC Wealth Management. “The 2009-2010 winners stood out for their remarkable positive contributions to the lives of their students, and we are thrilled to honor each of them as our Tribute to Teachers winners.”
Frank, Hatrick, Newgard, Olson and Sievert were each awarded $500 in “classroom cash” to put toward educational materials, with each teacher recognized in his or her classroom at the end of May as the school year concluded. In addition, the winners will each receive two tickets to a 2010-2011 University of Minnesota Gopher men’s hockey game, where they will be publicly recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the classroom.
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