Rosemount choir instructor named as 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist

Rosemount High School choir teacher Steven Albaugh is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

The finalist announcement was made Monday afternoon by Education Minnesota, the 70,000-member statewide educators’ union.

Albaugh, who teaches ninth through 12th grades at the school, was chosen as a finalist from a group of 39 semifinalists by a panel of 25 leaders in the areas of education, business, government and nonprofits.

There were 135 Teacher of the Year candidates for this program year.

The selection panel meets again May 4 to conduct individual interviews with the 10 finalists and to cast votes for the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

The 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Jackie Roehl of the Edina School District, will announce this year’s honoree at a banquet at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park on Sunday, May 5.