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Heather Schneider, a special education teacher in the Morris Area School District, was named the 2013 Teacher of the Year by her colleagues. Schneider said she is proud of the way the district’s special education teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to help all students.

Collaboration is key for Morris Area’s teacher of the year

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MORRIS – Parents of special education students from around the area have chosen to open-enroll their children in the Morris Area School District because the district’s special education program is so strong.


Heather Schneider, the 2013 Teacher of the Year for Morris Area, said she and the other special education teachers in the district work hard to collaborate with classroom teachers and provide targeted services for students in all grade levels.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.