Video: Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalists share their inspiration for teaching

Juanita Ortiz, a Latino culture teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, and Koua Yang, a social studies teacher at Harding Senior High School, were among the 11 teachers selected from the group of 34 semifinalists. A selection panel will meet on Saturday, May 14 to conduct individual interviews with the 11 finalists and to cast votes for the 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.