Nominations for the 2019 Private and Independent Education Awards
will be accepted from January 7 – February 11, 2019. Watch this page for more information.
This award celebrates the work of an individual or group that has benefited a school and the community in which the school is located. Board members, donors, and other school supporters may be nominated for this award.
BEHIND THE SCENES
This award recognizes the quiet and essential work of an individual who supports the school outside the classroom. These individuals go out of their way to make the school environment welcoming, friendly, and caring. School staff, coaches, volunteers and other behind the scenes workers may be nominated for this award.
This award highlights an innovative or successful program that supports engagement and academic achievement for the school, students, or faculty.
An MISF Honor Teacher nominee should:
Display a passion for students and education
Model integrity, fairness, compassion, and excellence
Drive creativity and innovation in their students
Achieve exceptional and measurable outcomes
Demonstrate personal and professional growth through community service/involvement
This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of school heads, presidents, principals, superintendents, or executive directors.
An MISF Leadership Award nominee should:
Instill passion in themselves and the people with whom they work.
Bring innovative ideas forward and to fruition
Be regarded as demonstrating highest integrity and ethical behavior
Understand how to help move change forward in an organization by effectively communicating with key internal and external stakeholders to help them understand, and participate in, the change process.
Advocate for the importance of private/independent education in Minnesota
2018 Award Recipients
BEHIND THE SCENES AWARD
Don DuBois Minnehaha Academy
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD
Karen Percich Minnehaha Academy
LEADERSHIP K-8 AWARD
Gwen Berge Heritage Christian Academy
LEADERSHIP 9-12 AWARD
Jamie Jurkovich St. Thomas Academy
HONOR TEACHER K-8 AWARD
Erin Offerdahl St. Hubert Catholic School
HONOR TEACHER 9-12 AWARD
Curtis Kettler Southwest Christian High School
2018 STEM Grant Recipients
Community of Saints St. Dominic School St. Joseph Catholic School
Academy of Whole Learning Benilde – St. Margaret’s Cotter Schools Cretin Derham Hall Frassati Catholic Academy Heilicher Jewish Day School Maplewood Academy Martin Luther High School Minnesota Valley Lutheran School Nativity of Mary Catholic School New Life Academy Saint Thomas Academy Southwest Christian High School St. Croix Lutheran Academy St. Mark’s Catholic School St. Michael Catholic School St. Peter’s Catholic School Totino-Grace High School Winona Area Catholic Schools
Academy of Holy Angels Bethany Academy Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Maranatha Christian Academy Nativity of Our Lord School New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Our Lady of Peace School Presentation of Mary Southwest Christian High School Southwest Minnesota Christian School St. Alphonsus Catholic School St. Joseph’s School Winona Area Catholic Schools
For more information about becoming a Private and Independent Education Awards sponsorship partner and:
Supporting Minnesota’s only known state-wide recognition event for nonpublic education
Reaching 450 private and independent schools in the state
Reaching 7,000 educators teaching over 65,000 students
Reaching an audience that includes school leaders, educators, board members, administrative teams, students, families, policymakers and community leaders.
Contact Lisa Vosbeek, Director of Development and Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-424-4930