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Canfield Math Teacher Is Idaho’s Best

Canfield Middle School math teacher Katie Pemberton was named Idaho Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the school in Coeur d'Alene on this morning. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

A Coeur d’Alene mathematics teacher who embraces technology in the classroom and carves out lots of time for her students was named Idaho Teacher of the Year in a surprise assembly at Canfield Middle School this morning. Katie Pemberton was presented a $1,000 check from the state Department of Education and will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet President Barack Obama as the state’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year. Coeur d’Alene Superintendent Hazel Bauman, who spent time in Pemberton’s class last week, said the honor is well deserved/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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