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2023-24 Above & Beyond Awards recipient: Bich Lieu Nguyen


Bich Lieu Nguyen “Bich consistently goes above and beyond her job duties by actively seeking opportunities to enhance efficiency and customer service. Her dedication to improving workflows demonstrates a commitment to exceeding expectations and creating a positive impact within the organization.” - Tiffany Audette, Anoka-Hennepin Director of Purchasing.

Bich Lieu Nguyen, instructional technology facilitator at the Educational Service Center (ESC), is a role model for staff at the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Nguyen serves as a lead mentor for the teachers of color mentorship program, where she helps to organize events, provides resources and supports teachers in any way she can. 

“Bich’s work with ‘Teachers of Color’ serves the needs of our students by promoting a diverse teaching staff. Students, who see themselves in our staff, get more diverse and inspirational role models,” said Bruce DeWitt, Anoka-Hennepin technology facilitator. 

Nguyen shares her technology expertise in Tech Tuesday at the ESC with DeWitt, and also holds a monthly support session for Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel software programs. She also assists schools and staff with technology inquiries or concerns. This year, Nguyen collaborated with her team and used her expertise to create a system to track Flex Professional Development for more than 3,000 Anoka-Hennepin teaching staff. 

“Bich is a proactive problem-solver who actively engages in developing innovative ideas to address district needs,” Audette said. 

Nguyen has worked at the Anoka-Hennepin Schools for 21 years with previous positions at Jackson Middle School. 

“Receiving the Above & Beyond Award is a humbling affirmation of my dedication to the students and colleagues within our school district,” Nguyen said. “Through fostering inclusivity and advocating for equity, I've strived to create an environment where every learner can thrive.” 

The 2024 Above & Beyond Awards ceremony to honor Lieu Nguyen and 14 other exceptional employees will take place April 3 at the Educational Service Center (ESC).