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Valley Crossing Community School kindergarten and first grade teachers Mike Wallus, Kari Pidde and Janet McDowell received the Tribute to Teachers award, and $500, on June 1 by RBC Wealth Management.

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Teachers often go unrecognized for the amount of time and work they put into educating children.

However, three teachers at Valley Crossing Community School -- Mike Wallus, Kari Pidde and Janet McDowell -- received that recognition last week when they were presented the Tribute to Teacher award by RBC Wealth Management.


"It was very overwhelming," Pidde said. "You don't go into teaching to be recognized."

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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