Meyer of Eagle Ridge is finalist for state Teacher of the Year
Joe Meyer, a language arts teacher in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, is one of 10 finalists in the 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program sponsored by Education Minnesota.
Meyer teachers eighth and ninth grades at Eagle Ridge Junior High in Savage.
A selection panel of 22 leaders in education, business, government and non-profits selected the finalists from a group of 34 semifinalists. There were 111 Teacher of the Year candidates for 2012.
The panel will meet again May 5 to conduct individual interviews with the finalists and to cast votes for the 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
The winner will be announced at a Sunday, May 6 banquet at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park.