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UW-Madison alum Andersen recognized with teacher appreciation surprise

June 12, 2019

UW-Madison alumna Molly Andersen and her colleagues were recently asked to participate in a teacher recruitment video — but the district had something else in mind. Andersen and three other teachers within her Minnesota school district were chosen to be recognized in surprise teacher appreciation video.

Molly Andersen video
View the video that features Molly Andersen via this
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Andersen earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 1990, and today is a gifted and talented/young scholar specialist at Westview Elementary School in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She works with talent development in younger grades to help underrepresented populations take higher level classes when they get to middle and high schools.

The moving video shows selected teachers talk about the joys of their work, believing they are being interviewed for teacher recruitment. Later, the teachers are shown videos of their students, and are surprised by the students visiting at the recording studio.

Read the news article here, and watch the video here.

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