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Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Nominations for Minnesota Teacher of the Year remain open through the end of day Thursday, Nov. 15.

Again this year, there are simple nomination forms available at The 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named on May 5, 2013. The Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota's candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted. The state program has been highly successful nationally -- Minnesota ranks second behind California with four National Teachers of the Year.

Eligible nominees must:

• Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school.

• Hold a baccalaureate degree and a Minnesota teaching license.

• Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline and

• Intend to teach during the 2013-14 school year.

For more information or to receive a nomination form, call Kieren Steinhoff at 651-292-4865 or 800-652-9073.