Resource Training & Solutions honored 146 educators from Central Minnesota at the 2023 Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Banquet, which took place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
The event was hosted at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center on October 25, 2023, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and Welcoming over 430 guests from 38 different school districts.
The ceremony commenced with a warm welcome address from Mark Schmitz, Executive Director of Resource Training & Solutions. Ken Anderson, Chair of the Resource Training & Solutions’ Board of Directors, also conveyed his congratulations to the honorees. The evening's entertainment was provided by The String Showdown, an interactive dueling string duo featuring bandmates Mike Lauer and Greg Byers. Following this captivating performance, Dr. Laurie Putnam, Superintendent of the St. Cloud Area School District, delivered a congratulatory speech to the honorees and presented the awards.
Member districts and schools across Resource's central Minnesota region nominate award recipients. Selection can be based on knowledge of subject matter, leadership in curriculum development, and making a difference in the lives of students, staff, and the community. View the suggested criteria for selecting an honoree.
Resource Training & Solutions partners with participating school districts to sponsor the Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Ceremony. Shari Fruechte, Events and Administrative Coordinator, and the Learning and Development team at Resource Training & Solutions coordinate the event.
2023 LEEA Award Recipients:
Albany School District
Paula Van der Hagen
Annandale School District
Becker School District
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa School District
Benton Stearns Education District
Big Lake School District
Braham School District
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District
Dassel-Cokato School District
Delano School District
East Central School District
Eden Valley-Watkins School District
Foley School District
Hinckley-Finlayson School District
Holdingford School District
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District
Isle School District
Kaleidoscope Charter School
Kimball School District
Maple Lake School District
Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative
Monticello School District
Mora School District
Audri Black Erickson
North Branch School District
Ogilvie School District
Paynesville Area Schools
Pine City School District
Princeton School District
Rockford Area Schools
ROCORI School District
Jill Blomdahl Skanson
Sauk Centre School District
Sauk Rapids-Rice School District
St Cloud Area School District
St Michael-Albertville District
West Central Education District
Willow River School District
For more information please contact Shari Fruechte, Events & Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.