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NSU E-learning educator receives Teacher of the Year award

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – An educator in Northern State University’s Center for Statewide E-learning has received a 2012 All American Teacher of the Year Award.


Nora Groft received the Excellence in Online Teaching award from the National Math and Science Initiative. Groft, an English teacher at Northwestern High School in Mellette, is a lead teacher in Advanced Placement English – language and composition at the NSU e-learning center.


The NMSI awards recognized outstanding AP math, science and English teachers for their contributions to their students and to the teaching profession, according to a news release. Awards were given to one teacher each in AP math, science and English from seven states that participate in AP training and incentive programs.


Awards were also given to a teacher from a school participating in the Initiative for Military Families and a teacher from NMSI’s virtual AP program, Learning Power, in South Dakota.


Groft was the winner from the Learning Power program and was the only South Dakota winner.
 Award winners received a cash award and were recognized at an event in Washington, D.C., last month.