Joyce Baumann is a kindergarten teacher at Cold Spring Elementary.

Joyce has been teaching for 16 years all of which has been in the same school.

I am sending a big congratulations to her, Cold Spring Elementary, and her class because she is one of 10 finalists for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award!

Teachers are some of the most important people in our community, and it makes me proud to know Joyce Baumann is among them. Good Luck Joyce!

The 2011 Teacher of the Year will be announced on May 1st in Brooklyn Park.