Megan Johnson named 2022 Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes Teacher of the Year
English teacher surprised during May 3 class.
PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes ninth grade English teacher Megan Johnson was surprised with cowbells, balloons and a card honoring her as the 2022 Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes Teacher of the Year during a morning English class Tuesday, May 3.
I work with some of the best teachers in the district, so it's amazing I was even considered and selected. It just feels like a huge honor.
"This is a great honor," Johnson said. "I work with some of the best teachers in the district, so it's amazing I was even considered and selected. It just feels like a huge honor."
Johnson has been with the district for five years. She's been teaching six years overall in approximately the same grade level. Johnson was also recently honored as one of the annual Sourcewell Teachers of Excellence.
"It's been a really great year," Johnson said.
The plan to surprise her was nearly undone, as Johnson had considered leaving early to tend to an issue with a pre-existing hip condition. She was asked to stick around longer under the guise of overseeing MCA testing.
Travis Grimler is a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper in Pequot Lakes/Pine River. He may be reached at 218-855-5853 or email@example.com.