Plymouth Middle School English teacher Sue Lundquist has been named a candidate for 2017 Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Lundquist, who has been teaching at Plymouth Middle School (PMS) since 2001, is also the department chair for English at the school. Her two children also attended school in the district.
“Being nominated for Teacher of the Year was a wonderful surprise for me,” she said. “I work with so many wonderful teachers at PMS who care so much and work so hard for our students. We are making great strides in terms of collaboration and reflection, and the net result is improved practice. I take that aspect of my job very seriously, so being nominated, especially this year, when we are adopting a new and rigorous SpringBoard curriculum, feels like recognition of the positive work we are all doing to help kids learn. I feel like my nomination is really a recognition of all of the English teachers in my building and the hard work we are doing.”
The 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced May 7 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
“Teachers like Sue Lundquist help make this district great by creating educational excellence for all of our students,” said Superintendent Carlton D. Jenkins. “We are very happy Sue has earned this recognition.”