Teacher Named Finalist for Top Honor

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There is no more noble profession than being a teacher.

That was the message of State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler to students and staff at Minot’s Longfellow Elementary.

Today she announced that Lynae Holmen, a special ed teacher at Longfellow– is one of the five finalists for North Dakota teacher of the year.

Baesler presented Holmen with a bell signifying her choice as a finalist.

The entire student body and staff was there to hear the news.

<<(Kirsten Baesler, ND Supt. of Public Instruction) “Your teacher, Ms. Lynae Holmen was selected as one of the best of the best teachers in all of North Dakota, isn’t that great?” (clapping)

(Lynae Holmen, Teacher of the Year Finalist) “I get to come to school every single day and work with these people who love kids. And then I get to work with you and you know that I love working with you.”>>

So far Holmen and a Jamestown teacher have been identified as the top five finalists.

Baesler will announce the other three next week.

Governor Burgum will present the award to the teacher of the year on September 28th.


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