2021 Private & Independent Education Awards
Online/Virtual Event
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:00 PM

2021 Award Recipients

Melissa Schleppenbach
Pine Harbor Christian Academy

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.

Robert and Teri Crosby
Academy of Whole Learning

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.

College Success Program
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

PROGRAM AWARD

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

Anne Flynn
St. Charles Borromeo School

HONOR TEACHER K-8 AWARD

This award recognizes that special teacher at a school who has a passion for students and education. They’re creative, innovative, fair and compassionate, and they model integrity and excellence. They are involved in their communities, and they achieve exceptional outcomes.

Trish Flock-Johnson
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

HONOR TEACHER 9-12 AWARD

This award recognizes that special teacher at a school who has a passion for students and education. They’re creative, innovative, fair and compassionate, and they model integrity and excellence. They are involved in their communities, and they achieve exceptional outcomes.

Mary Gangelhoff
St. Mary’s Catholic School, Sleepy Eye

LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of school heads, presidents, principals, superintendents, or executive directors.

Andrew Hilliker
St. Joseph’s School, Moorhead
and Diocese of Crookston

LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of school heads, presidents, principals, superintendents, or executive directors.

2021 STEM Grant Recipients

Academy of Holy Angels
Academy of Whole Learning
Annunciation School
Carondelet Catholic School
Central Minnesota Christian School
Hill-Murray School
Nativity of Our Lord School
New Life Academy
New Ulm Area Catholic Schools
St. Odilia School
St. Pascal Regional Catholic School
Totino-Grace High School

Loyola Catholic School
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
St. Michael Catholic School (St. Michael, MN)
Trinity Lutheran School (Waconia, MN)