Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Teacher / Professor

Every year our readers cite our school teachers as the most “underrated thing” in the Valley – and this year they’ve showered a lot of gratitude in the direction of one local school district. Winning honors as Best Teacher after ranking in the top three for the past few years is Colleen Chmelik (Altoona Middle School). In second place is her colleague Jill Phippen (Altoona Middle School), and tying for third are Ariana Kaiser (Altoona Elementary) and Brooke Kaldor (Altoona Middle School), proving that our readers love teachers at Altoona Public Schools. –James Johonnott