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Steve Schmitz Named 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Candidate

St. Louis Park High School Music Teacher and Director of Bands and World Drumming Steve Schmitz has been named one of 168 candidates for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. Schmitz has taught in public schools since 2003 and at St. Louis Park High School since 2011.
 
The 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced Sunday, May 5, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Over the coming weeks, a 25-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists and finalists. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, now in its 55th year, is the oldest and most prestigious recognition program in Minnesota to honor excellence in education.