Best Local Teacher

Dr. Julie Lane, BSU

When it comes to higher education, Dr. Julie Lane is tops in the Treasure Valley. A professor of communications, politics and history, Lane studied and worked in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Madison, Wisc.; and Washington, D.C. Now, Boise State University—and particularly Boise State students—are glad to claim her. communication.boisestate.edu/faculty-staff/julie-lane

2nd Place: Suzanne Ludwig, Lowell Scott Middle School—She's better known as "Suzi" Ludwig and, after serving as a resource educator at Lowell Scott Middle School in Boise, she's now serving as a middle school supervisor of special education for the entire West Ada School District. All the more reason to admire her commitment to our greatest resource. westada.org/lsms

3rd Place: Misha Smith, Hawthorne Elementary School—Her full name is Misha Lynn Byxbee Smith. School children call her Mrs. Smith. Friends and family call her Misha. Everyone knows her as one of the most popular teachers at Boise's Hawthorne Elementary, where she teaches sixth grade. hawthorne.boiseschools.org

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