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2005 WEM Honorees


Barry Bayerl


Deborah Boros


Lois Demers


Robert Shaner


Sarah Van Ert


Vicky Harris

Congratulations 2005 WEM Honorees!

Teacher Achievement Award:
  • Sarah Van Ert of New Brighton, a mathematics teacher at the Technology and Learning Campus in the Robbinsdale School District. (pictured left)
  • Deborah Boros of Ramsey, an elementary teacher at Mississippi Elementary School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. (pictured right)
Academic Coach of the Year Award:
  • Barry Bayerl of St. Cloud, a coach of several academic enrichment programs and a math, physical education and health teacher at Saints Peter, Paul and Michael School in St. Cloud.(pictured left)
  • Vicky Harris of Silver Lake, a Knowledge Bowl coach and an Earth science and life science teacher in the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District. (pictured right)
Ethics in Education Award:
  • Lois Demers of Minneapolis, a modified curriculum specialist in the Hopkins School District. (pictured left)
  • Robert Shaner of Grand Rapids, a chemistry and physics teacher in the Grand Rapids School District. (pictured right)

In addition to the six statewide honorees, 18 educators were named as regional honorees for 2005:

Academic Coach of the Year:
  • Margie Berg (Pine Island Public School)
  • Jill Doschadis (Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Schools)
  • Billie Elavsky (Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School)
  • James Moon (Minnetonka High School)
  • Kathy Simson (Wayzata East Middle School)
  • Ethics in Education:
  • Jean Andrews (Fridley Middle School)
  • Kenneth Fiscus (Albert Lea High School)
  • Mary Johnson (Sauk Rapids-Rice High School)
  • Meredith Kehoe (Bemidji Public Schools)
  • Marles Lange (Windom Public Schools)
  • Lisa Pikop (West Central Area Elementary School)

Teacher Achievement:
  • Charlene Auge (Red Wing Public Schools)
  • Dorothy Erickson (Detroit Lakes Middle School)
  • Deborah Guthrie (Valentine Hills School, Mounds View School District)
  • Holly Knudson (Marshall High School)
  • ADawn Melbye (Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls)
  • Tanya Siedlecki (Cambridge Middle School)
  • Beth Swenson (Brainerd Public Schools)

The Teacher Achievement Awards recognize teachers who support, inspire and assist students to achieve despite barriers to learning, the Academic Coach of the Year Award recognizes coaches of student teams who participate and compete in academic challenge or enrichment programs endorsed by the Minnesota’s Academic League Council, and the Ethics in Education Award recognizes educators who exemplify ethical behavior for the teaching profession and promote ethical practices and development for their students through classroom activities or curriculum.

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