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2020 Private & Independent Education Awards ~ Virtual Event
Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 pm

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Steve Hoeppner
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

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

Jessica Martinez
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

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

Totino-Grace Service Immersion Program
Totino-Grace High School

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

HONOR TEACHER K-8

Jenelle Fackler
St. Odilia Catholic School

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

HONOR TEACHER 9-12

Jen Lopez
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

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

Barry Lieske
DeLaSalle High School

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

LEADERSHIP

Sue Skinner
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School

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

Academy of Whole Learning
Avail Academy
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
DeLaSalle High School
Frassati Catholic Academy
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy
Hill-Murray School
Holy Spirit Catholic School (St. Paul)
Sacred Heart School (East Grand Forks)
Southwest Christian High School
St. Boniface School
St. Croix Lutheran Academy
St. Jude of the Lake School
St. Paul’s Lutheran School (New Ulm)
St. Peter Claver School
Sunny Hollow Montessori
West Lutheran High School

New Life Academy
Southwest Christian High School
St. Jude of the Lake School
United Christian Academy