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2022-23 Above & Beyond Awards recipient: Sarah Lindbo

Sarah Lindbo headshot“Ms. Lindbo encourages students, sees what makes each child special, and helps students in their areas for growth. From my time volunteering, I saw her positivity with students, even when some students were struggling. They were clearly comfortable with her and trusted her.” - Amy Erendu, parent/guardian.

Sarah Lindbo, a second grade teacher at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy (CBPA), has been recognized as a 2022-23 Above & Beyond Awards recipient. Her ability to connect with students and families to promote growth in the students and build a positive classroom community is being celebrated through the award. 

“Relationships are the foundation for my teaching,” Lindbo said. “Connecting with students and families is the first step to demonstrating that I believe in them. It is my core belief that all children can achieve great things.”

Lindbo has worked in the district for 11 years. Before CBPA she taught third and fourth grade at Monroe Elementary School and Evergreen Park Elementary: STEM School of Innovation. 

She finds ways to connect with students and families on a deeper level. A recent example was her working with the family of a Ukrainian student in their transition to living in the United States. Lindbo works hard to celebrate all her student’s successes and values the process of overcoming challenges. 

“I take pride in cracking the codes of young hearts to find out what makes them part of our classroom community,” Lindbo said. “I have allowed my students to know and celebrate my former students who have overcome challenges by inviting them back into my classroom. They get to see, interact, and learn about many forms of inspiration by being open to learn about and respect others.”

The 2023 Above & Beyond Awards ceremony to honor Lindbo and 12 other exceptional employees took place March 29 at the Educational Service Center (ESC).