Teacher of the Month
Winona Radio's 5 stations and St. Mary's University are putting the spotlight on our local teachers and we are giving them some prizes too.

We are looking for teachers who inspire our kids and deserve to be recognized.  If you know a teacher who is the best of the best tell us all about it by nominating a teacher.

Our monthly winners will receive a prize from:


Fill out the online nomination form

The teacher needs to work in a 40 mile radius of Winona.
We will pick the first winner on October 6th and then the 1st Monday of every month thereafter until May 4th, 2015.
We will post the winner each month on our website.
October Teacher of the Month
Gina Johnson, Mrs. Molly Walker, 1st & 2nd grade teacher at Dakota Area Community STEM School, was nominated by Amber Scott.

 Here is what Amber wrote:
 "Gina is instrumental in the continued development of DACS.  She has fought to keep enrollment high along with teaching her class.  Gina goes above and beyond for her students and the families at DACS.  She keeps her classroom fun and engaging so the children are enjoying learning.  She is a huge fundraiser for the school.  She heads up the fundraisers and gets parents involved."

September Teacher of the Month
  Mrs. Molly Walker, 1st grade teacher at St. Stan's Elementary, was nominated by Becky Brewer.

 Here is what Becky wrote:
 "Mrs. Walker has shown so much support for our son Hamilton as he is in the running for a chance to win a trip to  NYC to meet Martha Stewart. She values hands-on experiences for the kids so has gotten the whole class and the  whole school involved in Hamilton's cooking aspirations. I credit her for the Winona Daily News doing a front page story on my son yesterday. His confidence has been boosted and his classmates have learned a lot about healthy eating and following their dreams because of her. Only 1 month into the school year but we think she is fantastic! His reading, writing, spelling and math skills have already improved. We feel very luck to have her teach our son!"