Award Honorees

Lloyd Law

Lloyd Law impacted many lives during his time in the District. One of his former students wrote an essay about him years later. The student came home from school one day and was questioned by his mother as to how he came into possession of a folder from the school store. They met with Lloyd (Principal Law) to return it. The student wrote that "it felt so good to do something right after doing something wrong." He explained that Lloyd shook his hand and complimented him on his moral character and what strength it took for him to come forward. It is the little things like that, which Lloyd did on a daily basis, that meant so much and had such a lasting impact on the students and families he served.

Out of college, Lloyd landed a good job with UNIVAC. It was a reputable company and he was doing well. But something was missing. His friend, who was a teacher, inspired him to return to school and get his teaching license. "When I told my mother I was going to be a teacher, she cried–and not for joy," chuckled Lloyd. "She eventually came around," he added.

Lloyd started his second career in 1970 as a teacher in St. Paul and joined the Minnetonka District in 1980, where he served as the principal at Excelsior, Minnewashta and Groveland.

"Working in education was one of the best decisions I ever made," said Lloyd, who quickly added, "other than marrying my wife."

Lloyd's wife, Mimi, provides a glimpse of what it's like to be married to Lloyd. "Everywhere we go, he is a celebrity. We were at a party at Hazellewood and the waitress came over and gushed 'I love you Mr. Law, How are you?'" Mimi laughed. "It's a good thing I'm not the jealous type. After that it was the bus boy, 'So good to see you Mr. Law.'"

"We even see families when we travel" recounted Lloyd. "One time we were in Seattle at the Space Needle and ran into some parents of a former student. It was great."

To others considering a career in education, Lloyd said, "Love it. You have to love it. It is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It's a challenging but wonderful life."

Being inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame is "absolutely fantastic," smiled Lloyd. "I can't be prouder of my time in Minnetonka."

Lloyd retired in 2003 but still maintains his licensure and actively works as a substitute in the District. One winter in January, he even flew back from Florida for a two-week subbing opportunity! Lloyd also enjoys volunteering at the National Park Service on the Great River Journey, taking fourth and fifth graders on the river boats up the Mississippi River and helping the park rangers with their learning stations.


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