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Josh Stumpenhorst, 2012 Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst is recognized by students and colleagues for his innovation inside and outside the classroom. And, now he's been recognized by the state, a...

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Comment by Tommy Wandrum on January 17, 2012 at 2:20pm

Way to go Josh!  Thanks for sharing with everyone.  I also enjoy reading your blog.  It's teachers like yourself that inspire me to be a better teacher. 

Comment by Josh Stumpenhorst on January 8, 2012 at 9:57pm

Thanks for the comments! Frans, I agree...hearing those words from my student is worth it all.

Comment by Maureen Devlin on January 8, 2012 at 8:26pm

Congratulations!  Thanks for leading the way for teachers everywhere! - Maureen Devlin

Comment by Frans Droog on January 5, 2012 at 12:09pm

Congrats to you Josh, and keep up your inspiring and thought-provoking work.

"You feel like a natural urge to get his approval, because he seems like someone you want to have as a friend", definately something all teachers would love to hear from their students!

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