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Jodi Weinfurter, a kindergarten teacher at Royal Oaks Elementary, has been named "2008 Outstanding Elementary Educator" by the Woodbury Chamber. Staff photo by Amber Kispert

Once a nurse, now a teacher

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Jodi Weinfurter said she never pictured herself as a teacher, in fact she went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for nursing, but when she decided to take an education class her freshman year, she just fell in love with it.

"I was able to work in the classroom with kids and I absolutely fell in love with it," she said. "It's the passion you can have in teaching students and how you can really get them excited about learning."

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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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