Accepting nominations for the 2017 Friends of Education Awards

Accepting nominations for the 2017 Friends of Education Awards 

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Each year the Lakeville Area Public Schools present Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to Lakeville Area Public Schools. The awards recognize people whose service has been on-going 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 2017 Staff Recognition Reception on May 24.

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:

  1. Made contributions above and beyond what is expected in the public school program
  2. Contributed to one or more of the following: program development, staff morale, community support, student interest, learning environment, or general support for public education
  3. Provided creative leadership in inspiring or motivating others to achieve or contribute to public education
  4. Demonstrated continuing support for Lakeville Area Public Schools

The qualifications will be considered collectively so 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 in the office of every school building and online at Entries must be returned by Friday, March 24, to Emily Herman, human resources/business office coordinator, 952-232-2038, at the Lakeville Area Public Schools District Office, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, Minnesota.

Independent School District 194, Lakeville Area Public Schools, is an award winning school system located in the South Metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota. The District serves approximately 10,800 students in Dakota County and Scott County, and covers 86 square miles, including most of Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Townships. There are eight elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and two high schools (9-12), an Area Learning Center, and two Community Education facilities.

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