MEDIA ADVISORY: August 29, 2012
Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE, 651-582-8275 (o) 651-308-2252 (c) or email@example.com
Contact: Douglas Dooher, Education Minnesota 651-292-4820 (o) 651-245-6141 (c)
Roundtable to Feature Teachers, Former Minnesota Teachers of the Year and Finalists
ROSEVILLE – As teacher’s prepare for the start of a new school year, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will host a teacher roundtable at the Minnesota State Fair this Friday.
Dr. Cassellius will lead a discussion about challenges facing education in Minnesota, what is essential for student success and how the teaching profession has changed over the years.
• Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Education Commissioner
• Jackie Roehl, Edina, English, Grade 10, Edina High School – 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
• Christy Anderson, Mahtomedi, Mathematics, Grade 5, O.H. Anderson Elementary School – 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finalist
• Ryan Canton, St. Michael-Albertville, U.S. History, Grade 8, St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West – 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finalist
• Robyn Dettling Madson, Forest Lake, English, Grades 10-12, Forest Lake High School – 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finalist
• Minnesota Teacher Roundtable
• Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Department of Education Booth, Education Building