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

Watch this page for nomination and registration information.

 

Click here to view photos from the 2018 event.

Click here to view videos from the 2018 event.

2019 Award Categories

Nominations for the 2019 Private and Independent Education Awards
will be accepted from January 7 – February 11, 2019.
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COMMUNITY CHAMPION

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.

PROGRAM AWARD

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

HONOR TEACHER

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

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

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 lvosbeek@misf.org or 651-424-4930