2022 County Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to May-Port CG High School Mathematics Teacher, Adam Sola on being named Traill County's 2022 Teacher of the Year!

Thank you for all you do for our students at May-Port CG, Mr. Sola!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dale Wetzel, Public Information Specialist 

Office 701-328-2247 

Cell: 701-400-8557 

Email: dewetzel@nd.gov

Baesler Applauds 2022 ND County Teachers of the Year

BISMARCK, N.D., April 26, 2022 – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Tuesday applauded 47 North Dakota educators who have been named as 2022 County Teachers of the Year, praising them as examples of professional excellence in education.

“Our teachers have dealt with unprecedented challenges in recent years -- brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic -- and they responded by showing their imagination, their adaptability, their empathy, and their passion for serving their students,” Baesler said. “Our County Teachers of the Year are sterling examples of these qualities.”

The 2022 county winners are:

Adams: Brooke Schneider, Hettinger Public School Barnes: Jodi Miller, Barnes County North Benson: Natalie Lindgren, Leeds Public Schools Billings: Elizabeth Odermann, DeMores Elementary, Medora Bottineau: Kaley Mills, Westhope Public School

Bowman: Nicole Walker, Roosevelt Elementary, Bowman Burke: Kirsten Hass, Bowbells Public School Burleigh: Abby DuBord, Centennial Elementary, Bismarck Cass: Megan Margerum, Northern Cass, Hunter

Cavalier: Krista Aanderud, Langdon Area Elementary Dickey: Becca Roberts, Oakes Elementary Dunn: Cortney Cook, Killdeer Elementary Emmons: Megan Wald, Linton Public School

Foster: Laura Risovi, Carrington Elementary Grand Forks: Ivona Todorovic, Grand Forks Red River High School Grant: Douglas Koepplin, Elgin-New Leipzig Public School Griggs: Francine Tunseth, Griggs County Central, Cooperstown Hettinger: Dee Greff, Mott-Regent Public School LaMoure: Patsy Schlosser, Edgeley Public School Logan: Susan Wald, Napoleon Public School McHenry: Pamela Tonnessen, TGU Granville Public School

McIntosh: Cheyenne Ketterling, Ashley Public School McKenzie: David Gumke, Watford City High School McLean: Amanda Huettl, Max Public School Mercer: Patty Mossett, Hazen Middle School

Morton: Stephanie Williams, Fort Lincoln Elementary, Mandan Mountrail: Christine Villano, New Town Public School Nelson: Jill Wall, Lakota Elementary Oliver: Ashley Tietz, Center-Stanton Elementary

Pembina: Steve Ragan, Valley-Edinburg Public School Pierce: Kari Hill, Rugby Public School Ramsey: Derek Gathman, Devils Lake High School Ransom: Barb Sweet, Lisbon High School

Renville: Donanne Derr, Glenburn Public School Richland: Tammy Goerger, Wahpeton Public Schools Rolette: Bonnie Nadeau, Dunseith Public High School Sargent: Theresa Wittich, Milnor Public School Sheridan: Jeremy Lauer, McClusky Elementary Sioux: Bailey Wenz, Cannon Ball Elementary

Stark: Tina Meyer, Taylor-Richardton Elementary Steele: Sarah Wendt, Hope-Page Public Schools Stutsman: Lynnette Ryan, Louis L’Amour Elementary, Jamestown Traill: Adam Sola, May-Port CG High School, Mayville Walsh: Paige Meyer, Park River Area Elementary School Ward: Brian Walz, Erik Ramstad Middle School, Minot Wells: Heidi Keller, BM Hanson Elementary, Harvey Williams: Andrea Finders, Rickard Elementary, Williston

The selections demonstrate continued growth in North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year program, which Baesler has worked to expand during her tenure as state superintendent. The program honored 40 County Teachers of the Year for 2021, and 20 the year before.

Baesler’s goal is to have County Teacher of the Year honorees from all 53 North Dakota counties. Six counties did not have nominees for 2022.

The county awards are part of North Dakota’s state Teacher of the Year recognition program. County award recipients are eligible to apply for state Teacher of the Year honors. The winner of the state Teacher of the Year award will be named in September.

County Teachers of the Year were nominated for the awards. Anyone who believes a North Dakota teacher is deserving of recognition may nominate her or him, including students, family members, teacher colleagues, or administrators.