The 2019 Private & Independent

Education Awards

The 11th Annual Private and Independent Education Awards

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

 

COST
· Award recipients and their designated guests (3) – free
· STEM Grant recipients – one free seat per school
· $50 per guest 
· $400 for a school-sponsored table of 8
· $1,000 for corporate/community table sponsorships

Online registration is now closed

2019 Award Winners

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

BONNIE O’CONNOR
RISEN CHRIST SCHOOL

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

ANNE MCQUILLAN
SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY

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.

PROGRAM AWARD

FORUM FOR INDUCTING, RETAINING & SUPPORTING TEACHERS (F.I.R.S.T)
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

This award highlights an innovative or successful program that supports engagement and academic achievement for the school, students, or faculty.

HONOR TEACHER

HONOR TEACHER K-8
KATE DRECHSLER
ACADEMY OF WHOLE LEARNING

HONOR TEACHER 9-12
EMILY BYRNE
CRISTO REY JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL

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

LEADERSHIP

SISTER JUDITH SCHAEFER
COTTER SCHOOLS

RIC GIBSON
ST. CROIX LUTHERAN ACADEMY

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

2019 STEM Grant Recipients

STEM Innovation Grants

Academy of Holy Angels
Academy of Whole Learning
Ascension Catholic School
Bethany Academy
Gethsemane Lutheran School
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Legacy Christian Academy
New Life Academy
Oak Hill Montessori
Risen Christ Catholic School
Southwest Christian High School
St. Dominic School
St. Joseph School (Waconia)
St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School

STEM Sustainability Grants

Christian Heritage Academy
Nativity of Mary Catholic School
Southwest Christian High School

STEM Starter Grants

Carondelet Catholic School
King of Kings Lutheran School
Mary Queen of Peace School
Notre Dame Academy
St. Paul’s Lutheran School (New Ulm)
Trinity Lutheran School (Waconia)

Special Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR

PREMIER SPONSOR

AWARD SPONSOR

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LEADERSHIP SPONSOR

LEADERSHIP SPONSOR

HONOR TEACHER SPONSOR

HONOR TEACHER SPONSOR

STEM GRANT SPONSOR

NOMINEE/EDUCATION SPONSOR

NOMINEE/EDUCATION SPONSOR

NOMINEE/EDUCATION SPONSOR

TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR

HOSPITALITY SPONSOR

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TABLE SPONSOR

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PRINT SPONSOR

VIDEOGRAPHER

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more 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

Click here to download a fact sheet with more information, or contact Lisa Vosbeek, Director of Development and Programs at lvosbeek@misf.org or 651-424-4930