The 2017 Private & Independent

Education Awards

The Minnesota Independent School Forum is proud to host the ninth annual Private and Independent Education Awards. This celebration recognizes the excellence found in Minnesota’s private and independent school community. The individuals, organizations, and programs recognized at the awards celebration exemplify the strengths of our schools, the support of the community, and the many notable efforts to improve K-12 education in Minnesota.

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2017 Award Recipients

BEHIND THE SCENES AWARD

Megan Hower
Carondelet Catholic School

COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD

Alums & Friends & Families
Community of Saints Regional Catholic School

PROGRAM AWARD

AHA Way
Academy of Holy Angels

JAMES B. FIELD LEGACY AWARD

Rosa Miller
MISF Board Member Emerita
Vice President 3M Latin America (Retired)

LEADERSHIP K-8 AWARD

Kate Wollan
Nativity of Our Lord School

LEADERSHIP 9-12 AWARD

Randy Kroll
Calvin Christian School

HONOR TEACHER K-8 AWARD

Jill Zastrow
Carondelet Catholic School

HONOR TEACHER 9-12 AWARD

Bonnie Larson
St. Paul Preparatory School

2017 STEM Grant Recipients

STARTER GRANTS

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
DeLaSalle High School
Holy Name of Jesus School
Nativity of Mary Catholic School
Presentation of Mary School
St. Anne’s School, LeSueur
St. Joseph’s School, Grand Rapids
Sts. Peter and Paul School
Trinity Lutheran School, Janesville

INNOVATION GRANTS

Academy of Whole Learning
Annunciation Catholic School
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
Bethany Academy
Cotter Schools
Frassati Catholic Academy
Holy Spirit School
Maranatha Christian Academy
Nativity of Our Lord School
New Ulm Area Catholic Schools
Pacelli Catholic Schools
Saint Agnes School
St. Alphonsus Catholic School
St. John the Baptist School
St. Joseph’s School, West St. Paul
St. Michael Catholic School, Prior Lake
West Lutheran High School/King of Grace Lutheran/St. John’s Lutheran

SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS

Heritage Christian Academy
Maranatha Christian Academy
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School
St. Joseph’s School, West St. Paul
St. Mary’s School, Owatonna

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.

2017 Presenting Sponsor

2017 Premier Sponsor

Thank You to Our Sponsors