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Bergem receives Teacher of Excellence Award

Kyle Bergem, Pine River-Backus business teacher, is shown with Andrea Hanson, BestPrep vice president for educational programs. Submitted Photo

Kyle Bergem, business teacher at Pine River-Backus High School, was honored with a 2014 Teacher of Excellence Award for usage of BestPrep's programs to educate Minnesota students about business, career and financial literacy skills.

Bergem has worked with BestPrep, an education-based nonprofit, to enhance the education of his students through the eMentor program and using ClassroomPlus to schedule workplace tours.

"BestPrep has connected our students with several companies and as a result, they are exposed to career paths and learn about a wide variety of career opportunities that exist within organizations," Bergem said.

Bergem received his Teacher of Excellence Award at BestPrep's 38th annual luncheon May 22 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest.