Pat Moller, a Mitchell (S.D.) Middle School teacher who earned a master’s in education degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2009, has been named the 2012 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. Moller has been in Mitchell for nine years. He was one of six regional finalists in the competition. Moller receives the use of a Ford Fusion for a year, and $14,000 worth of classroom technology. He is also eligible for the national Teacher of the Year award.