Each year Lakeville Area Public School District 194 presents Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to the district community. The awards recognize people whose service has been ongoing in one of these categories: Volunteer Service, Business Partnerships, Distinguished Service, and Education. Members of the Lakeville Area community are invited and encouraged to nominate people they think are deserving of these awards. The awards will be presented at the 2018 Staff Recognition Reception on May 23.
Nominees will be judged primarily on the significance of contributions to education in Lakeville Area Public Schools over the years. Nominees may be District employees or community members who have contributed to District programs and services. The selection committee will consider if the nominee has:
- Made contributions above and beyond what is expected in the public school program
- Contributed to one or more of the following: program development, staff morale, community support, student interest, learning environment, or general support for public education
- Provided creative leadership in inspiring or motivating others to achieve or contribute to public education
- Demonstrated continuing support for Lakeville Area Public Schools
The qualifications will be considered collectively to ensure the people selected are recognized for their service to the entire district, rather than for one particular project or area of performance. Any staff or community member may nominate a candidate to receive a Friends of Education Award by completing a nomination form.
Nomination forms are available online at http://bit.ly/2HtTmw2 and must be submitted by Friday, April 6. Please direct questions about the 2018 Friends of Education Awards to Stephanie Kass at 952-232-2004 or Stephanie.Kass@isd194.org.