Three Rdale teachers are in the running for the 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. They are among 159 candidates nominated across Minnesota, the largest pool of nominees in nearly 25 years.
The candidates include:
Chad Olsen, Robbinsdale Academy - Highview
Jenny Peterson, Robbinsdale Transition Center
Gretchen Wurzer-Palm, Cooper High School
An independent panel of leaders will select a group of semifinalists. In March, the panel will review additional materials from the semifinalists to choose a group of finalists. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year banquet is set for Sunday, May 5, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.