Edina High School English teacher is named state's finest

  • Article by: JIM ADAMS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 6, 2012 - 11:35 PM

Jackie Roehl has employed innovative methods to tackle the achievement gap between white and minority students.

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wilson55436May. 6, 12 4:47 PM

She was my teacher when I was a senior at EHS ('02). Terrific teacher, deserves top honor!

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crankyoldmanMay. 6, 12 5:38 PM

Great woman with a great family. Congrats!

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sternitzkyMay. 6, 12 5:40 PM

Congratulations!

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bigleftyMay. 6, 12 6:15 PM

Couldn't be happier for her!!!! I'm sure she's an Excellent Teacher. (Can we use the criteria she was judged on as the basis for teacher evaluations?) ;)

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unionsrockMay. 6, 12 6:39 PM

Very deserving award for a teacher/leader and a wonderfully supportive colleague. Congratulations, Jackie!

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DufferHMay. 6, 12 7:44 PM

There are thousands of non-union teachers who are not eligible for the award. She is the teachers union "Teacher of the Year," a significant caveat.

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dougpuckettMay. 6, 12 8:14 PM

Wrong....the award is open to all teachers, public, private or charter, union or non-union. The selection panel is 22 people from all walks of life -- education, business, civic, and parent groups. Education Minnesota sponsors the award, but has no influence on the panel's choice. The recipient is the official MN Teacher of the Year, and he state's official nominee for the National Teacher of the Year.

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tandabussMay. 6, 12 9:33 PM

dougpuckett Yeah, but if you notice, all private and charter school teachers were cut in the first round. Big Surprise with the union giving out the award. And if you believe they have no influence over the panel's choice--I have this bridge in Brooklyn....

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chuckdancerMay. 7, 12 6:00 AM

I guess what the conservastive boys are pointing out is that judging the quality of a teacher is very subjective and open to biases of many types. Despite that fact conservatives want Minnesotans to follow them and jump into a statewide teacher evaluation system based on "research", details to be worked out on the fly. Now that is a reckless and radical appproach; nothing conservative about it except the label of its promoters.

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EbuddyMay. 7, 12 8:00 AM

chuckdancer - "judging the quality of a teacher is very subjective and open to biases of many types." Flat-out wrong. With the correct analysis and judicious application of emperical (and subjective data), though it might be complicated, it's not all that difficult.

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