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Lori Boettcher with MAES 4th-grader Payton Zephier (left) and 1st-grader Santos Muniz.

Morris Area Teachers of the Year: Lori Boettcher

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By Tom Larson, Sun Tribune

Lori Boettcher occasionally sprinkles the words "when I grow up" into conversation.

It's a funny phrase to hear from a 42-year-old, especially when it's clear, judging from the dedication she's shown in her personal life and profession as a Morris Area Elementary School first-grade teacher, that Boettcher is infinitely more "grown up" than most people could ever hope to be.


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