Education Grad Student is Finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Lauren Wheeler

Lauren Wheeler, a student in the School of Education’s Doctor of Education program, is a finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. Selected from a field of more than 80,000 teachers statewide, she is vying for the state’s top honor against nine other finalists and is the only physical education teacher up for the award. 

Wheeler teaches physical education for grades 9-12 at Thomas Edison High School in Minneapolis Public Schools. The winner will be announced on August 12, 2021. 

Read more about her background and views on physical activity in the classroom.