A Minnetonka educator is up for Minnesota Teacher of the Year against 133 from other districts.
Niki Danou "accepted her nomination and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor," according to a Thursday news release from Education Minnesota. Danou is a second grade Spanish teacher at Groveland Elementary.
The Teacher of the Year will be awarded May 5 at Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Brooklyn Park.
Jackie Roehl of Edina was named 2012 Teacher of the Year.
Minnetonka Patch will provide updates when the semifinalists and finalists are announced.