Forestview eighth grade social studies teacher, Dave Pritschet reacted to his st

Beyond words


Dave Pritschet’s jaw dropped and he stood without words — for what he told his classroom of students was “the first time ever” — at the announcement of being chosen as the 2012 Brainerd Teacher of the Year on Thursday afternoon.

“I think I am still in shock over the whole thing,” Pritschet said to the media outside of his classroom. “Wow, just what an honor to be chosen.”

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Jessi Pierce
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