Minot educator Sara Medalen named Teacher of the Year

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minot educator who helps grade school students struggling with reading and arithmetic has been named the North Dakota Teacher of the Year for 2020.

Sara Medalen is a reading and math interventionist at Minot's Sunnyside Elementary School. Medalen also started programs to encourage reading, leadership development, and physical fitness.

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced the award Monday.

Baesler and Burgum will host a celebration for Medalen in mid-October.


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