District 194

Brandon Sell and Joel Varghese, members of the Lakeville South High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) team, have been named the 2013-14 Finish Line Challenge National Champions. This is the second year in a row that they have won first place. Their prize includes an all-expense-paid trip to the International Career Development Conference [...]

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Several local teachers are among the 33 semifinalists for 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. They include: • District 191: Steven Orth, English and language arts teacher, grades 7-9, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage. • District 194: Kim Jirik, speech language pathologist, pre-kindergarten, Lakeville. Jill Mitzo, alternative learning, grades 6-8, Lakeville. • District 196: Michelle Betts, chemistry, grades 11-12, [...]

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Six area teachers are among the 128 candidates nominated for the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. They are Stephanie Cin and Steven Orth, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage; Kim Jirik and Jill Mitzo, Lakeville; and Michelle Betts and Karen Pachan, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan. The 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced Sunday, May 4, at the [...]

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Lakeville North High School’s production of “The Music Man” is among the fall 2013 honorees recognized in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. SpotLight is the Trust’s educational initiative that honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theater programs and students. Eagan native, Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes is [...]

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Janelle Madson and Lisa Rasmussen of Lakeville Public Schools were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2013 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on Dec. 17. They were among 91 teachers from 48 districts. The teachers were chosen by their superintendents for the TIES Exceptional Teacher award, which recognizes teachers who [...]

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