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Mon., Nov. 11, 2013, 6:19 a.m.

For 3rd straight year, Idaho’s Teacher of the Year is from Coeur d’Alene

Jamie Esler (CdA School District)
Jamie Esler (CdA School District)

For the third straight year, Idaho’s Teacher of the Year is from Coeur d’Alene. At a surprise assembly at Lake City High School on Friday, science teacher Jamie Esler was named the state’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, as students chanted, “We love Esler!” The award brings with it a $1,000 prize from the Idaho state Department of Education, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Idaho as the nominee for National Teacher of the Year. Idaho’s Teacher of the Year also gets a chance to address state lawmakers on how education in Idaho should work; you can read my full story here at


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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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