A WCCO-TV reporter and a cameraperson surprised Kim Durand in her classroom at Burnsville Alternative High School last week with the news that she’d been selected as an Excellent Educator.
Kim Johnson, a morning and noon anchor person, said the recognition honors teachers who do outstanding work.
Durand is an English Language teacher who supports students who are new to the USA in being successful.
Durand said she’s always valued education and her parents were educators so being a teacher was a natural choice for her. After teaching elsewhere, she joined Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 in 2014.
The feature was shown on the channel and can also be viewed on the website www.wcco.com.