Nelson, Lourey honored as TIES Exceptional Teachers

Angela Nelson and Stephanie Lourey of Forest Lake Area Schools were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2013 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on December 17.

They were among 91 teachers from 48 districts.

The teachers were chosen by their superintendents for the award, which recognizes teachers who model the best practices in their classroom and engage students in learning.

TIES is an education technology consortium of 48 Minnesota school districts.

Nelson has taught social studies at the high school since 2005.

A teacher leader, she works to engage her department peers across the district in collaborative conversations by modeling the use of technology to deliver content for teacher and student interaction.

Nelson champions achievement and engagement for all learners and advocates a forward-thinking, collaborative school culture.

Her work to implement the current Minnesota Academic Standards for Social Studies and the K-12 alignment of these standards has affected both the elementary and secondary levels.

Nelson was chosen last month to be the district’s new Q Comp coordinator.

   Lourey, a business teacher at Century Junior High, has been with the district since 2001.

She revamped business classes to use technology, provide real-world application an