My roommate is a teacher - everyday she loves, educates, encourages and challenges 23 young people to be the best and brightest human beings possible.Every morning she gets up at 6 am to prepare for her day of teaching and sharing information, knowledge and culture. My teacher roommate works on weekends preparing lessons and posting grades.

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There are countless educators just like my roommate across North Dakota. They are great examples and care deeply about our children and their future. How can we honor them? The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce and the Business Education Partnership Committee are inviting the community to nominate an educator that influenced their life or the lives of others for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. A teacher from Bismarck and Mandan will be recognized by The Chamber in April. Anyone can submit a nomination.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber located at 1640 Burnt Boat Drive in Bismarck, online, or via email by contacting Sally Paulson at spaulson@bismarckmandan.com. March 15th is the deadline for nomination submissions. Additional information about the Teacher of the Year award and program are available by contacting the Chamber at 223-5660.