Lee's Summit teacher named state's best

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 4:04 p.m. CDT; updated 4:29 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 2, 2009

LEE'S SUMMIT — A seventh-grade social studies teacher has been named the Missouri Teacher of the Year.

Susanne Mitko learned of the award during a surprise assembly Tuesday at Campbell Middle School in Lee's Summit.

Mitko was selected from six finalists and now will be a candidate for the National Teacher of the Year award.

Mitko told students that the best thing they could do was find jobs to support themselves and that make a difference in the world.


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