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Two Eagan Educators Up for Let's Dish Teacher of the Year Award

Colin Post, a 5th grade teacher at Pinewood, and Mary Beth Plank, a 6th grade teacher at Black Hawk Middle, are in the running for the Let's Dish Teacher of the Year award.

Two Eagan teachers have been nominated for the Let's Dish Teacher of the Year award.

You can vote for your favorite teacher through April 30 by selecting "Apple Valley" on the drop-down menu at the Let's Dish website.

Colin Post, Pinewood, Eagan, 5th Grade

Mr. Post is revered by his students and well-liked by his colleagues. He exposes his classroom to the world through the lens of an avid outdoorsman. The kids soak up his stories of travel and love to learn about his experiences in other countries. He has a rare and true gift of connecting with each child in his classroom as an individual to be encouraged, nurtured, and believed in.

Mary Beth Plank, Black Hawk Middle School, Eagan, 6th Grade English and Reading

Mrs. Plank goes above and beyond to help each student reach their potential. She looks beyond test scores and past performances to view each child in terms of what they can do in the future. She finds creative ways to help the kids succeed and spends countless hours helping kids and families work through their challenges at school. She truly goes above and beyond, despite huge class sizes!

The Let’s Dish program allows parents to nominate a deserving teacher. Then, residents vote for their favorite teacher online. In 2012, according to Let’s Dish, 260 teachers were nominated and 14,000 people voted. Let's Dish has six locations in Minnesota—including one in Apple Valley—where customers can come and prepare meals to freeze and eat at home.

A winning teacher will be selected for each of Let's Dish's Minnesota locations. You can vote now on the Let's Dish website. Winners will be announced in early May.

The top vote-getters will receive eight meal sessions at Let’s Dish.

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