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Mark Twain Elementary teacher, Kris McKenna, was named Teacher of the Week in a local contest conducted by STAR 101.5 radio. McKenna, a 1st grade teacher, was nominated by her student, Jamie La Breck.

Curt Kruse, STAR 101.5’s Afternoon Show co-host, made a surprise visit to McKenna’s classroom in Kirkland.

Each student received a goody bag full of prizes from McDonald’s, City University of Seattle, KOMO 4, KOMO Communities and STAR 101.5. McKenna received a personalized plaque from Issaquah Trophies and a $100 check from City University of Seattle.

She is also entered as one of 24 teachers from the 2010/2011 school year that could win an all new redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Jetta from Chaplins Bellevue Volkswagen. The car will be given away on June 10 at Fisher Plaza.

STAR 101.5’s “Teacher of the Week” is a program that allows students to recognize local, deserving teachers for their commitment to the quality education of children. To nominate a teacher, go to STAR1015.com.