Wachter Middle School teacher wins Teacher of the Year award

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BISMARCK, N.D. - After 17 years of teaching, it's hard to surprise Bismarck's Wachter Middle School physical education teacher Sheila Peterson. But that's what her coworkers were able to do Friday.

ND SHAPE named Peterson the Middle School Teacher of the Year and she was presented with a "Teacher of the Year" jacket. Peterson says the award and the presentation caught her off guard.

“I don't really feel like I'm deserving cause I've been in many sessions and seen many great teachers. So I'm actually kind of very surprised by this, but very thankful. It’s really nice to be recognized,” said Peterson.

This isn't the first award for Peterson. She won the Wachter Middle School Teacher of the Year award in 2013.