Duluth Elementary Teacher Receives Goldfine Gold Star Teacher Award

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A Duluth elementary school teacher was recognized for her stellar work in the classroom Thursday.

First grade teacher Doreen Ruhanen of Homecroft Elementary was given the 2015 Goldfine Gold Star Teacher Award and $5,000.

Ruhanen has taught in Duluth for 25 years.

She holds a Master of Science and Education in Teacher and Reading from UW-Superior, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, licensed in K-6 education with a collateral field in Special Education.

The process of selecting a winner started with different elementary schools nominating a teacher based on things like community impact and teaching style.

Nine teachers were nominated for the award.

“We hear stories about what these teachers have done for their students and they are heartwarming stories about how these teachers really go above and beyond,” said Holly Sampson, president of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

The award is made possible through a partnership between the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and Duluth Public Schools.

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