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Hutchison named Pillager Teacher of the Year

PILLAGER — Business education teacher Ann Hutchison of Pillager High School was recently named as Pillager Teacher of the Year.

A nominating letter described her as a dedicated educator who goes above and beyond her daily duties.

“Ann has taught me, and many others, through her selfless attitude, what it truly means to serve others,” Pillager High School Principal Scott Doss wrote. “Anne is a tireless and innovative worker who is always serving others to improve the experience she provides for her students.”

She has taught business education in Pillager since 1988. She was yearbook staff adviser from 1989-2008; an assistant track coach since 2006; and junior class adviser since 1989. Other honors and awards include Brainerd Lakes Chamber Bridges Academy Apple of Appreciation (2013), Brainerd School Athletics Silent Warrior (2011), and Ski Gull Ski Patrol Angel Award (1998, 2008).

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