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Riverview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Needham has spent time in India developing a school that is scheduled to open this year.

Farmington teacher brings education to the slums

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One Farmington teacher loves her profession so much, she's helping to start a school. Granted, it's half-way around the world, but when you've got a big heart, miles don't seem to matter.

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Riverview Elementary School fourth grade teacher Jennifer Needham spent her spring break in India to train and equip up-and-coming teachers of a new school aimed at serving children in poverty.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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