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PCC teachers honored as SE Alaska Preschool Teachers of the Year


Shauna Pitta-Rosse and Brandi Heppe display their Early Childhood Preschool Teacher of the Year awards at a March 7 award ceremony in Juneau. The two have been lead preschool teachers at the Petersburg Children's Center since 2011 and were recognized for their efforts there by the Southeast division of the Association for the Education of Young Children.

Petersburg Children's Center (PCC) teachers Brandi Heppe and Shauna Pitta-Rosse were chosen as the Southeast Alaska Preschool Teachers of the Year by the Association for the Education of Young Children at its annual conference in Juneau on March 7.

"We were very surprised and very shocked that we won because we had no idea that we were even nominated for it," Heppe said.

"It was amazing," Pitta-Rosse said. "It's always nice as a teacher to have someone recognize what you're doing."

The duo was nominated for the award by PCC's director Terri Falter. A handful of board members and parents wit...

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