A.L. teachers are not finalistsPublished 11:22am Thursday, February 21, 2013
Three Albert Lea teachers had been candidates for the statewide 2013 Teacher of the Year honor, but none was chosen as semifinalists.
It was announced Feb. 7 that three Albert Lea teachers were among the 135 possible candidates. They were Kurt Barickman, a history teacher at Albert Lea High School, Ken Fiscus, a science teacher at ALHS, and Kathie Lein, a special education teacher at Halverson Elementary School.
The field of candidates was narrowed to 39 semifinalists this week, and no Albert Lea teachers made the cut. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named on May 5.