Two Named TIES 2013 Exceptional Teachers

December 19, 2013
Paula Andrzejewski and Phyllis Hitchcock were among 91 educators honored as TIES Exceptional Teachers by Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius (far left) and TIES Executive Director Betty Schweizer (far right) at the TIES 2013 Education Technology Conference.

Paula Andrzejewski

Paula is always looking for new ways to increase student learning. This year she pursued and was awarded a technology grant to bring iPads into her classroom. Her passion for science and the effective integration of technology are transforming the way students learn. She has created a science community in her classroom where students use iPads to document evidence, collect and track data and record their conclusions. Paula is committed to improving her craft as a teacher, all to better impact her students. She is a vital asset to Rice Lake Elementary.

Phyllis Hitchcock

Phyllis pioneered a health hybrid class, the first of its kind at Centennial High School. Phyllis' positive attitude and lifelong learning mindset helped her integrate a new learning management system along with a digital curriculum to deliver this new opportunity for students. Phyllis is an asset to Centennial High School and truly an exceptional teacher.