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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.

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 started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. 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 Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as 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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