Edina’s Jackie Roehl named Minnesota Teacher of the Year
EDINA, Minn. (KMSP) -
Congratulations to Jackie Roehl -- the 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Roehl teaches 10th grade English at Edina High School. She's the 48th winner of the award and the first from the Edina School District.
It is through spreading ideas about culturally responsive teaching in my classroom and with my colleagues that I feel I have made my greatest contribution to education," Roehl said.
"Jackie has a strong belief that each of her students can and will learn and be successful. She sets very high expectations for her students and then provides them the tools to achieve those expectations," said Mary Manderfeld, director of enrollment and school improvement for Edina Public Schools. "She is a deeply committed teacher and has a tireless work ethic in her attempt to reach all students."
Roehl has taught at Edina High School since 1998. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas, where she also completed her master's degree.
The Teacher of the Year award is handed out by Education Minnesota, the state teachers union.