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2014 Pequot Lakes Teacher of the Year Michele Zeidler (center), pictured with this year’s nominees, Megan Zierden (left) and Molly Wiste (right). Photo by Chelsey Perkins

Zeidler named Pequot Lakes Teacher of the Year


Eagle View Elementary School first-grade teacher Michele Zeidler was named the 2014 Pequot Lakes Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, June 3, at the Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) Unity Rally at Breezy Point Resort.

Looking over the list of past recipients, Zeidler said she felt honored to be a part of that group.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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