East Ridge English teacher advances in Teacher of the Year competitionEast Ridge High School English teacher Bonnie Waddick is one step closer to being Minnesota’s top teacher.
East Ridge High School English teacher Bonnie Waddick is one step closer to being Minnesota’s top teacher.
Waddick has advanced in the 2012 Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition to be named one of 34 semi-finalists.
Teachers are nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year by fellow teachers, students or community members.
The 22-member selection panel of community leaders will in late March to narrow the field to 10 finalists from among the group of semifinalists.
For the selection process, candidates will be asked submit a portfolio comprised of their resume, their teaching philosophy, and a message to share with teacher, their accomplishments, and some original artwork among other requirements.
The criteria that the selection committee will look at are community involvement and resumes, in addition to whether they are ongoing learners and good speakers. Letters of recommendation, philosophy and experience will also be taken into consideration.
The Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park on May 6.