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Encampment Teacher gets district-wide teacher of the year award


Zachary Laux

Photo by Zachary Laux Encampment English teacher Leslie McLinskey with her newborn son. McLinskey was named Teacher of the Year for Carbon County School District No. 2.

Encampment English Teacher Leslie McLinskey received a surprise May 9 after her principal made an unexpected announcement in the Encampment gym during the Young Authors award ceremony.

Before the Young Authors began to step up and read their work to a large crowd, Encampment Principal walked up to the podium and announced McLinskey had been recognized as Carbon County School District No. 2’s Teacher of the Year.

“I was shocked,” McLinskey said. “I knew Pam Kraft had nominated me, but I did not expect to win, and I had no idea that Mike was going to announce it in front of everybod...

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