PENGRA ANDERSON KRISTINKristin Pengra-Anderson, fifth grade teacher at Edinbrook Elementary, has advanced as a semifinalist for 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 23 community leaders will review the 34 semifinalists’ portfolios in late March and will select about 10 finalists from among the group. The current Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Amy Hewett-Olatunde, will announce her successor at a banquet May 15 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington.