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Oak Hill Teacher Named Regional Honoree in Outstanding Educator Program

Kristina Tykwinski

May 10, 2017
 
Kristina Tykwinski a teacher from Oak Hill Community School in St. Cloud has been named a regional honoree in the WEM Foundation’s 2017 Outstanding Educator Awards program.

Tykwinski is being honored in the Teacher Achievement category, which recognizes exemplary teachers who support, inspire and assist students to attain greater learning, as evidenced by student achievement.

With 13 years of teaching experience, Tykwinski is a second-grade teacher at Oak Hill. In her classroom, she includes many different body breaks throughout the day, each with a different purpose. Some body breaks help to refocus the mind and include calming movements and breathing techniques. While others are meant to get the students’ bodies moving, blood pumping and minds flowing. Tykwinski uses sign language and other signals throughout her lessons to get children physically responding to their learning. Not only does this keep students actively engaged, it also serves as an informal assessment for her instruction. Read the full press release.