Private and Independent Education Awards

2015 Education Awards

Registration is open; please join us!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall

Anderson Student Center

The University of St. Thomas

St. Paul campus


Presenting Sponsor

APi Group_2014



Premier Sponsors



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Print and Design Sponsor

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Hospitality Sponsor



Story Award Sponsor

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Technology Sponsor

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Nominee/Education Sponsor


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Table Sponsors

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View a list of additional sponsorship opportunities here.


Reservations accepted through April 17

Reserve your seat or table here

$35 per guest

$250 for a table of 8 (schools only)

$1,000 for corporate/community table sponsorships

Reservations are nonrefundable.


The 2015 nomination process is complete.

Read the press release


Honor Teacher Finalists

Twyla Beyers, Legacy Christian Academy (Andover)
Andrea Hahm, Trinity Lutheran School (Belle Plaine)
Peter Horton, Cotter Schools (Winona)
Mark Kenney, St. Charles Borromeo School (Minneapolis)
Jim Parlin, Pacelli Catholic Schools (Austin)
Nancy Stockhaus, Benilde-St. Margaret's (St. Louis Park)



Story Award Winners


Adela Alvarez, Mayer Lutheran High School (Mayer)


Maureen Soller, Risen Christ School (Minneapolis)

Community Champion

Going Out Program, Sunny Hollow Montessori (St. Paul)


Digital Citizenship Program, Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis)



STEM Grant Recipients

Innovation Grants

Academy of Holy Angels (Richfield)

Academy of Whole Learning (St. Louis Park)

Benilde-St. Margaret's (St. Louis Park)

Bethany Academy (Bloomington)

City of Lakes Waldorf School (Minneapolis)

Concordia Academy (Roseville)

Highland Catholic School (St. Paul)

Hill-Murray School (Maplewood)

Mayer Lutheran High School (Mayer)

St. Charles Borromeo School (Minneapolis)

St. Jude of the Lake School (Mahtomedi)

Sunny Hollow Montessori (St. Paul)

Winona Area Catholic Schools (Winona)


Starter Grants

Heritage Christian Academy (Maple Grove)

John Ireland School (St. Peter)

Maternity of Mary - St. Andrew School (St. Paul)

New Life Academy (Woodbury)

St. John the Baptist Catholic School (Savage)


Sustainability Grants

Cotter Schools (Winona)

St. Anastasia School (Hutchinson)



View a list of previous winners

View the stories of last year's Honor Teacher winners

Josh Nutter, Carondolet Catholic School (K-8)

Stephen Vopatek, Academy of Holy Angels (9-12)




 Location, Directions, Parking

University of St. Thomas

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall

Anderson Student Center

Driving Directions

Map to Parking Ramp





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