We love surprising teachers every week! There's usually a look of suspicion when we walk into the classroom, followed by surprise, a little embarrassment, and sometimes even tears. But no matter how the surprise happens, it's always fun and very rewarding to say thank you to a teacher who has made a difference in the lives of their students.

This week we honor Mick Boatz! Mick is a calculus teacher at Tech High School in St. Cloud. He was nominated by the parent of one of his students. Here's what Paula Asplund had to say about Mick:

My daughter has had the privilege to be a student of Mr. Boatz for the past 2 years. Not only is he an excellent teacher of Calculus but he instills life long values for his students by not only talking about them but showing them. The students respect him and even like to hang out with him! He attends all after school activities whether it is music concerts or sporting events and finds the time to let them know he was there.

Thank you to our incredible Teacher of the Week sponsors who make this surprise even more fun:  All-Star Trophy and Awards, Great Harvest Bread, Concrete Image Salon and Coyote Moon Grille!

Pictured above: Charlie Eisenreich-Tech High School Principal, who helped us make this surprise possible, Samantha Asplund-daughter of Paula, the awesome mom who nominated Mick, David Black-96.7 The River Morning Show DJ,  looking very confused about the calculus behind him, and.....drum roll please......Teacher of the Week, Mick Boatz!