WBLAE Teacher of the Year nominations open through 4 p.m. Feb. 19

It's time once again to celebrate professional excellence as part of the White Bear Lake Area Educators’ Teacher of the Year program. The process begins with nominations from community members, parents, students and colleagues. Please take the time to nominate an exceptional teacher who goes above and beyond and who makes White Bear Lake Area Schools a great place to send our students every day.

In alignment with Education Minnesota’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, nominations will be advanced for WBLAE members who: have a valid Minnesota teaching license; have taught for five years before nomination; and spend at least 50% of their day working directly with students. If you know of an outstanding non-teacher educator who deserves recognition, please consider nominating them for the Lynn Mielke Distinguished Educator Award through the White Bear Lake Area Education Foundation.

Nominations are open until February 19th, 2024, at 4:00 pm. Once the nominees are announced, they may advance in the WBLAE Teacher of the Year selection process by submitting their responses to a series of questions regarding teaching and learning. Of those teachers aspiring to represent our district as the 2024-2025 WBLAE Teacher of the Year, six will be chosen as finalists. All nominees and finalists will be honored at a celebration event in May when the White Bear Lake Area Educators’ Teacher of the Year will be announced. A final date on that event will be announced soon.