2019-20 Above & Beyond Award winners announced
(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.