A Mapleton Elementary third-grade teacher Kayla Delzer has been named North Dakota’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.
Delzer was presented the award in the school gymnasium Tuesday morning, Sept. 25. Delzer has taught in Mapleton since 2016, after teaching in West Fargo and Thief River Falls, Minn.
She maintains a popular blog, topdogteaching.com, and has more than 31,000 followers on her @topdogteaching Twitter account.
Gov. Doug Burgum and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler presented the award.
The other finalists were: Annette Hovey, music director at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School; Sara Medalen, a Title 1 reading and math interventionist at Sunnyside Elementary School in Minot; and Leslye Thiery, a fifth-grade teacher at Discovery Elementary School in Grand Forks.