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Great Falls Public Schools honors excellence in education with teacher of the year awards

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Great Falls Public Schools Foundation held their 6th annual excellence in education ceremony today.

The ceremony which was sponsored by BNSF Railway, honors distinguished students in the Great Falls Public School system.

Students who were selected then nominated 2 teachers from elementary, middle, or high school who influenced them in their education.

For most, they say it’s because of these teachers they know where they want to go in life. Like one student who does peer tutoring for special needs students.

“I’ve gotten to see a much more diverse population because I’m in a self-contained classroom. So they’re not kids you’d see in a mainstream class every day and learning to differentiate the education I’ve already had to help them better themselves has made me more prepared to go out into the world,” said Gabriella Hagen

BNSF Railway awarded Keith Davey from East Middle School and Michelle Brown from Great Falls High “Teacher of the Year” awards.

They both will receive 2,500 dollars to be used for either continuing education or classroom supplies.

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