WCCO Excellent Educator

Woodbury High School teacher recognized as an “Excellent Educator”
Posted on 09/26/2019
Group of people smiling Chris Dease, an art teacher at Woodbury High School, has been selected as an “Excellent Educator” by WCCO. Nominated by a community member, Dease was surprised with the award by reporter Kim Johnson in her classroom.

Dease has been an educator in District 833 for 23 years. In her current role, she teaches a variety of art classes to students throughout their high school careers. She was nominated for her commitment to helping students succeed and creating a welcoming space for her students to be themselves.

“Students are being vulnerable with her and expressive in their art and sharing a personal part of themselves, so she’s able to connect with them on that emotional level,” said Woodbury High School Principal Sarah Sorenson-Wagner.

Dease currently teaches AP Studio Art, Drawing, Painting and Visual Communication courses at Woodbury High School.

“Excellent Educator” is a weekly segment on WCCO that highlights teachers making a difference. You can see the full story here.