Congratulations to this week's "Teacher of the Week," Lori Ross of Pine Meadow Primary. Ms. Ross is a second grade teacher at Pine Meadow in Sartell.

She was nominated by a parent of one of her students:

Mrs. Ross has made 2nd grade so enjoyable for (my child) even though it has been such a hard year. She is always positive and makes learning fun. While in distant learning she made sure to always connect with the kids on an individual basis with words of encouragement and offered support whenever needed. She has inspired (my child) to consider being a teacher when she grows up! We want to recognize her for all she does and encourage her to keep doing what she is doing!

Let's face it, teachers this have faced more challenges than ever during this past year and they all deserve a little more recognition. If you know of an educator who is consistently going above and beyond the call of duty, you can nominate them for Teacher of the Week HERE.

It could be your child's teacher, someone who taught you in the past that made an impact on your life, your neighbor who is a teacher... really, any instructor who you feel deserves some extra kudos.

The form takes just a couple of seconds to fill out and could lead to a lifetime memory for that special teacher in your life.

Whether it is in person or over a video call, we will make sure to let that teacher know just how appreciated they are, especially during these tough times.

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