The Partnership Awards

The honorees of the 2018-19 Partnership Awards have been announced. They are:

Brandon Auge, K-5 English Language teacher, Lake Elmo Elementary

Kim Schneider, Kindergarten teacher, Afton-Lakeland Elementary

Mike Kaul, social studies teacher, Stillwater Area High School

Kris McCarthy, social studies teacher, Stillwater Area High School

Suzee Berner, health aide, Lily Lake Elementary

Beth Leavitt, student advocate, Brookview Elementary

Pamela Bloom (retired) Stillwater Area High School

Mary Rudeen (retired) Early Childhoold and Family Center

A banquet to honor the teachers and staff will be held on April 15 at The Grand Banquet Hall in Stillwater. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $22.

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The Partnership Awards are annual honors to recognize representatives of the many teachers and staff who create such a wonderful learning environment for our students. Teachers and support staff can be nominated by community members, students, parents or colleagues.

The award recipients are selected by committee through a nomination process. Awards are divided to represent staffing: two from early childhood/elementary teachers, two from secondary teachers, two from retired staff members, and two current support staff. All current and past employees of Independent School District 834 are eligible for nomination, if they haven’t previously received a Partnership Award. Please note that administrators, such as principals, do not qualify for these awards.

Each Partnership Award recipient designates a $1,000 grant from The Partnership Plan to the building of his or her choice.

Previous Partnership Award winners


The winners of the 2017-18 Partnership Awards are: Julie Haddad, teacher at Brookview Elementary; Stan Spain, special education teacher at Lily Lake Elementary; Glenn Boettcher, science and agriculture teacher at Stillwater Area High School; Nicole Malone, math teacher at Stillwater Middle School; Tim Foster, retired 6th grade teacher; Jeff Ranta, retired biology and astronomy teacher; Teri Randazzo, Birth to Three Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Family Center; and Tate Schoeberlein, behavior specialist for all District schools.