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Harwood Elementary first-grade teacher Jean Melicher is swarmed by students after being named West Fargo School District Teacher of the Year last Friday. Dave Samson/The Pioneer

Melicher named WFPS Teacher of the Year

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On Friday, April 9, Jean Melicher was honored as the 2010-11 West Fargo School District Teacher of the Year.

A first-grade teacher at Harwood Elementary School for 19 years, Melicher is planning on retiring next year. But as a college student years ago working on her final six credits before graduation, Melicher dropped everything to marry her husband, Kevin, and follow him to optometry school in Chicago.


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