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Lakeville's Nicole Leighton Nominated for State Teacher of the Year

Nicole Leighton, a sixth and seventh grade math teacher at Kenwood Trail Middle School is among 110 teachers statewide up for the honor.

One of Lakeville's teachers is a candidate for a very significant award.

Nicole Leighton, a sixth and seventh grade math teacher at is among 110 candidates for the 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.

Education Minnesota, the union that represents 70,000 teachers statewide, organizes and underwrites the state’s teacher of the year program. It announced the nominations on Wednesday.

According to an Education Minnesota press release, a 22-member committee of community leaders will name semifinals, then finalists for the 48th annual award. The Teacher of the Year recipient will be announced May 6 during a ceremony in Brooklyn Park.

The Teacher of the Year press release and a complete list of nominees is available by clicking here.

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