Four Watertown-Mayer teachers receive awards

Leaders in Educational Excellence Award honorees from Watertown-Mayer include from left, Karen Swartzer (WMES), Emily Brisse (WMHS), Kate Volk (WMPS) and Amanda Groepper (WMMS) as the pose with Dr. Rob Cavana, Executive Director of Resource Training and Solutions.

Leaders in Educational Excellence Award honorees from Watertown-Mayer include from left, Karen Swartzer (WMES), Emily Brisse (WMHS), Kate Volk (WMPS) and Amanda Groepper (WMMS) as the pose with Dr. Rob Cavana, Executive Director of Resource Training and Solutions.

Four Watertown-Mayer teachers were honored recently with Leaders in Educatinal Excellence Awards in St. Cloud.

Karen Swartzer (WMES), Emily Brisse (WMHS), Kate Volk (WMPS) and Amanda Groepper (WMMS) all received the award from the Watertown-Mayer district. Over 450 people attended the Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards ceremony (LEEA)  on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.

The event honored 152 educators who were recognized with a plaque and certificate from the Governor of Minnesota.  The honorees were nominated by their school or district.  Represented at the event are public, private, parochial, charter schools, and the Wright Technical Center. There were forty-one school districts/agencies represented.

This banquet marked the 21st anniversary of the LEEA event.  To date, there have been 3,041 educators in the Central MN region who have received this recognition.  Districts have the discretion to create their own selection criteria based upon suggested criteria from the LEEA organizing committee. The event is sponsored by the participating school districts, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Resource Training & Solutions.

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