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Celebration of Excellence 2021

When you think of excellence in the Minnetonka Public School District, is there a person who comes to mind? A teacher? A staff member? A para? A volunteer in the schools? Whether you are a parent, student, staff member or community member, you have the opportunity to nominate that person for a Minnetonka Schools' Child-centered Excellence Award.

Award categories include:

  • Bradley G. Board Award for Excellence in Elementary Education
  • Charlie Parnell Memorial Award for Excellence in Special Education
  • Minnetonka Employee Award for Child-centered Excellence
  • Minnetonka Award for Child-centered Excellence in Teaching
  • Minnetonka Award for Child-centered Excellence in Teaching E-learners (new award this year!)
  • Team Award for Child-centered Collaboration
  • Joyce Gustafson Memorial Award

The award honorees, selected from among the nominations by a committee of past award honorees, will be recognized at the District's annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony on May 13, 2021.

Please take a few moments to learn more about the award categories and to acknowledge a teacher, school staff member or community member for their dedication and impact.

Nominations are open through March 7, 2021 at www.minnetonkaschools.org/celebrate.

View past winners and learn more


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