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Published May 06, 2013, 03:58 PM

Devils Lake names Teacher of the Year

Devils Lake public schools surprised one lucky teacher with the teacher of the year award. Teresa Desai was honored at this morning's ceremony at Sweetwater elementary.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Devils Lake public schools surprised one lucky teacher with the teacher of the year award. Teresa Desai was honored at this morning's ceremony at Sweetwater elementary. Desai has taught reading at Sweetwater for the past eleven years.

She didn't know she was being honored until her name was called out. She says she didn't even realize today's assembly was to present the teacher of the year award, and says getting it is a shock.

Desai: "I had no expectations of this ever happening to me. There are so many great teachers at Sweetwater. It could have been any one of them. I never would have expected myself."

Along with the award, Desai won a thousand dollar stipend to use for professional teaching workshops.

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