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Congratulations to P.R. Education Minnesota’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year!

                                                                                                                                      

Congratulations to P.R. Education Minnesota’s

2021-2022 Teacher of the Year!

TJ Erickson

 

Nomination paragraph:

TJ Erickson (ES Physical Education)

 

It is my great pleasure to nominate TJ Erickson for our Dist. #309 Teacher of the Year!  He is, without a doubt, an incredible teacher who cares deeply for his students.  The epitome of an excellent teacher is one who is not only really amazing in his/her own classroom or area, but also has the capacity to make those who teach or coach around him better as well.  He seamlessly transitioned from the Elementary Classroom into the Physical Education setting and immediately was able to make a huge positive impact on what we felt was already a strong PE Department. He played a very large part in getting the projection systems into our gymnasiums both at Century & at the High School.  With that, he has mentored us here at Century on how to create  & utilize innovative lesson plans that have made our classes so much better in so many ways.   His students and his athletes love him, and he has this awesome ability to connect with them so much deeper than just through teaching them movement and sports.  He is a true leader and mentor in our schools, sports programs,  and in our community.   I truly feel that we are blessed to have TJ Erickson working here in our District!