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Shawn Stafki was selected by his colleagues as Perham-Dent’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. He has taught in the district for the past 19 years. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Shawn Stafki named Teacher of the Year

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Shawn Stafki has been named the Perham-Dent School District’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, it was announced last week.

A native of Perham, Stafki graduated from Perham High School in 1982 before studying biology and life sciences at Minnesota State University in Moorhead.


When he first began teaching in Perham, Stafki taught half of his classes at the Alternative Learning Center, and the other half at the high school, until accepting a full-time position at the high school.

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