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(S.D.)-Rapid City Educator Named State's Teacher Of The Year

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 10/12/2012 10:34 AM

Photo: South Dakota Teacher of the Year Katie Anderson (Photo courtesy The Rapid City Journal)

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City middle school science and reading teacher has been named South Dakota's 2013 Teacher of the Year.
 
     A panel of educators from across the state selected Katie Anderson from among five regional finalists. She now is a candidate for the national teacher of the year honor. That winner is announced at a White House ceremony in April.
 
     As the state winner, Anderson gets the use of a new car for a year, a technology package valued at more than $11,000 to use in her classroom, and other prizes.
 
     Anderson recently obtained a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Black Hills State University. During the 2010-11 school year, she was accepted to be part of the American Physiological Society Frontiers in Education Fellowship.


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