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Bend educator named Oregon Teacher of the Year

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Heather Anderson, Oregon teacher of the year Heather Anderson, Oregon teacher of the year
BEND, OR (AP) -

A fourth-grade teacher in Central Oregon has been named the state's teacher of the year.

Heather Anderson got the award at a special assembly Monday morning at Juniper Elementary in Bend.

Oregon Schools Chief Salam Noor praised Anderson for setting high expectations in the classroom and helping other educators learn and grow.

Thanks to Anderson and her colleagues, Juniper Elementary ranks in the top 5 percent of high-poverty schools in Oregon when it comes to student achievement.

Anderson is a native Oregonian who began her career as a student-teacher in Mexico. As teacher of the year, she gets $5,000 and will meet President Obama next spring in Washington D.C.

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