The 2018 Private & Independent

Education Awards

The Minnesota Independent School Forum is proud to host the 10th annual Private and Independent Education Awards on Sunday, April 29, 2018. This celebration recognizes the excellence found in Minnesota’s private and independent school community.

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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

STARTER GRANTS

Community of Saints
St. Dominic School
St. Joseph Catholic School

INNOVATION GRANTS

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

SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Leadership Award Sponsor

Honor Teacher Award Sponsor

Honor Teacher Award Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Smarajit and Sumita Mitra

STEM Grant Recipient Sponsor

Technology Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsor

Nominee/Education Sponsor

Nominee/Education Sponsor

Table Sponsor

Table Sponsor

Veena Lakkundi

Table Sponsor

Teri and Kevin McCloughan

Table Sponsor

Table Sponsor

Table Sponsor

Table Sponsor

Jon A. Theobald

Table Sponsor

Josh & Sue Killian

Chuck & Mary Killian

Print Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to learn more about becoming a Private and Independent Education Awards sponsorship partner and:

  • Support Minnesota’s only known state-wide recognition event for nonpublic education
  • Reach 450 private and independent schools in the state
  • Reach 7,000 educators teaching over 65,000 students
  • Reach an audience that includes school leaders, educators, board members, administrative teams, students, families, policymakers and community leaders.