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Photo by Dana Pavek/WDC Schools Wadena-Deer Creek music teacher, Mike Ortmann, was recently honored by the VFW as their "Teacher of the Year." He's pictured here surrounded by sixth-grade students at WDC Elementary during music class.

Wadena VFW honors WDC music teacher

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Wadena-Deer Creek School music teacher, Mike Ortmann, was selected as the VFW Teacher of the Year for his work in promoting awareness of military veterans.


The local Wadena VFW Post 3922 selected Ortmann as its "Teacher of the Year" in November 2009. His nomination then went to the VFW District competition where he was selected as the best in the district from more than 50 VFW posts.

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