A wonderful surprise was waiting for Stevenson Elementary teacher Andrea Erichsrud the morning of March 16, 2017.
WCCO television’s Kim Johnson surprised Erichsrud with the news station’s Excellent Educator Award. She was nominated for the award by the parent of one of her students, only to find out later a second parent also tried to nominate her.
Erichsrud was taken off guard by the presentation. “I love these kids like they’re my own,” she said. “It was my grandmother who pushed me and said this is what you’re meant to do. It’s truly the relationship with kids that I love.”
Erichsrud currently teaches 3rd grade, but takes part in looping – meaning she’s had the same group of students since 2nd grade. Next school year, she will start with a new class of 2nd graders and see them through 3rd grade again. Congratulations, Andrea and keep up the good work!