(04/09/2020) Fourteen outstanding district employees have been selected as the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s 2019-20 Above & Beyond Award winners. Check out the virtual announcment.
The winners are:
Laura Ahrendt, special education teacher, Anoka High School
Tracy Bengtson, art teacher, Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School
Andy Berg, technology facilitator, Anoka Middle School for the Arts
Rachel Berndt, special education teacher, Sand Creek Elementary School
Blake Bodenburg, business and marketing teacher, Coon Rapids High School
Jim Chamberlain, technology paraeducator, McKinley Elementary School
John Clarkin, special education teacher, River Trail Learning Center
Joleen Lundin, fifth grade teacher, Madison Elementary School
Cathy Landis, first grade teacher, Eisenhower Elementary School
Kate Mabel, first grade teacher, Monroe Elementary School - Mathematics, Science and Children's Engineering
Emily Niemi, English teacher, Anoka Middle School for the Arts
Sabrina Olson, band teacher, Anoka Middle School for the Arts
Pat Sorteberg, child nutrition site supervisor, Anoka Middle School for the Arts
Lauren Williams, second grade teacher, Hamilton Elementary School
Award winners will be celebrated in a little different fashion this year. A new podcast, Above & Beyond Awards, will showcase each winner. Hosted by Superintendent David Law, the show will dive deeper into who each of these winners are - their work and pastimes. All episodes will be shared in district communications.
The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) and the Anoka-Hennepin School District sponsor the Above & Beyond Awards program jointly. Its mission is to recognize outstanding employees for innovation, creativity, caring and commitment. Award recipients were nominated by parents, students and colleagues and were selected by a panel of community representatives, principals and staff.