The 2020 Private & Independent

Education Awards

The 12th Annual Private and Independent Education Awards

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

Nominations for all award categories will be accepted from January 7 – February 11, 2020. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2020.

2020 Award Categories


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.


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

2020 STEM Grant Recipients

STEM Innovation Grants

Recipients will be announced soon

STEM Sustainability Grants

Recipients will be announced soon

STEM Starter Grants

Recipients will be announced soon

Special Thanks to Our 2020 Sponsors