Ehrlich awarded ‘Teacher of Excellence’ titleCathy Ehrlich, business education teacher at Lake Junior High School, Woodbury, was honored with a 2009 Teacher of Excellence Award at BestPrep’s annual awards luncheon May 15.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Cathy Ehrlich, business education teacher at Lake Junior High School, Woodbury, was honored with a 2009 Teacher of Excellence Award at BestPrep’s annual awards luncheon Friday, May 15 at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis–Park Place. The award is given to outstanding teachers who use BestPrep’s programs to educate Minnesota students about business, career and financial literacy skills.
More than 300 individuals attended the luncheon and joined BestPrep in honoring educators, students, and volunteers from the business community who have contributed to BestPrep, a nonprofit educational organization.
The event featured a keynote address by Rick King, global head of technology and operations at Thomson Reuters. King discussed the role of technology in the current and future workforce.
According to information provided by the organization, Ehrlich, who has both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in business education, has worked with BestPrep at Lake Junior High School for more than ten years, enhancing the education of her students. She has used BestPrep’s Classroom Plus to bring speakers into her business classes to help her students connect their learning to the real world.
This year, Ehrlich is serving on BestPrep’s “Investing Matters” committee to help develop a presentation that will be used to increase students’ financial literacy skills across the state.
Ehrlich calls BestPrep a “teacher’s dream come true” for arranging “dozens and dozens of highly competent speakers that have generously volunteered to enrich my business classes throughout the past ten years.”
For more information about BestPrep programs and services call (763) 398–0090 or visit www.bestprep.org.
BestPrep serves 100,000 students and teachers annually in grades 4–12 statewide.