ST. PAUL (WJON News) -- Ten central Minnesota teachers have joined a list of over 130 candidates nominated to become the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Nine teachers from the Sartell-St. Stephen School District and one teacher from the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district are hoping to be named the 59th Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Get our free mobile app

The local candidates include:

Barbara Eaton - Special Education at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center in Sartell
Cris Drais - 1st Grade Teacher at Pine Meadow Primary School in Sartell
Karrie Fredrickson - Social Studies at Sartell-St. Stephen High School
Shannan Houghton - 3rd Grade Teacher at Riverview Intermediate School in Sartell
Holly Lathe - Music Teacher at Pine Meadow Primary School in Sartell
Nikki Perius - Instructional Coach at Riverview Intermediate School in Sartell
Joe Schulte - Technology Education Teacher at Sartell-St. Stephen High School
James Sinkel - Social Studies Teacher at Sartell-St. Stephen High School
Amy Stedje - Math Teacher at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
Lindsey Trimbo - Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center in Sartell

The list of 131 candidates will be narrowed down to a group of semifinalists in the coming weeks and finalists will be selected in March.

The 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year winner will be announced on May 7th at a banquet held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.

The annual program is for all public and private pre-K through 12th grade, Early Childhood Family Education and Adult Basic Education teachers.

 

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

More From 98.1 Minnesota's New Country