Westonka Teacher of the Year Award

  • Westonka Education Minnesota is proud to present the Westonka Teacher of the Year program. Nominees for the annual award must meet the following criteria:

    • teach pre-kindergarten through 12th grade,
    • hold at least a bachelor's degree and a Minnesota teaching license,
    • have completed at least three full years of teaching by nomination deadline, and
    • intend to teach during the next school year.

2018-2019 Nominations Now Closed

  • Nominations for the 2018-2019 Westonka Teacher of the Year Award are now closed. The winner will be named at the Staff Recognition Banquet on May 1.

2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Corey Bulman

  • MN Teacher of the Year

    Westonka Schools is proud to announce that Corey Bulman, an English teacher at Mound Westonka High School, was named the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Bulman is the 53rd recipient of the state's top teaching award and the first from the Westonka district.


Award History

  • 2019 Nominees
    Annemarie Brockopp - Westonka Early Learning
    Deb Castner - Grandview Middle School
    Laura Hensley - Mound Westonka High School
    Scott Lhotka - Shirley Hills Primary School
    Theresa Schmidt - Hilltop Primary School

    2018 Nominees and Winner
    June Heather Carver - Westonka Early Learning
    Kim Collins - Hilltop Primary School
    *Jennifer Naslund - Shirley Hills Primary School
    Lisa Paul - Mound Westonka High School
    Katie Rutledge - Grandview Middle School

    2017 Nominees and Winner
    *Corey Bulman - Mound Westonka High School
    Lori Knauf - Shirley Hills Primary School
    Cyndi Loewen - Hilltop Primary School
    Jean Ann Thayer - Grandview Middle School

    2016 Nominees and Winner
    Mindy Barrett - Hilltop Primary School
    *Sue Simonson - Mound Westonka High School
    Dena Spanjers - Shirley Hills Primary School
    Julie Thomas - Grandview Middle School

    2015 Nominees and Winner
    *Ali LaLonde - Grandview Middle School
    Karen Olaussen - Shirley Hills Primary School
    Craig Schmidt - Hilltop Primary School
    Sarah Morinville Smith - Mound Westonka High School