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2012 WEM Honorees


Carrie Bakken


Charles Skemp


Dorothy McCargo Freeman


Emily Seppmann


Gail Sarff


Katie Zuehlke


Chris Lenius


Congratulations 2012 WEM Honorees!
Ethics in Education Award: This 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.
Statewide honorees:
  • Carrie Bakken – Avalon Charter School, St. Paul
  • Emily Seppmann – Roosevelt Elementary School, Mankato Area Public Schools
  Regional honorees:
  • Barbara Kearn – Willow Lane Elementary, White Bear Lake Area Schools
Teacher Achievement Award: This award recognizes teachers who support, inspire and assist students to achieve despite barriers to learning.  
  Statewide honorees:
  • Charles Skemp – Henry Sibley High School, West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools
  • Katie Zuehlke – Bendix Elementary, Annandale Schools
  Regional honorees:
  • Brandie Ahlstrand – SAGE Academy, Prior Lake Area Schools
  • Sarah Berry – Fairview Elementary, Mora Public Schools
  • Nicholas George – Woodbury Middle School, South Washington County Schools
  • Lisa Sanders – Austin High School, Austin Public Scohols
Academic Challenge Coach Award: This award recognizes coaches of student teams who participate and compete in academic challenge or enrichment programs endorsed by the Minnesota Academic League Council. 
  Statewide honorees:
  • Christopher Lenius – Chaska High School and Chanhassen High School, Eastern Carver County Schools    
  • Gail Sarff– Wayzata High School, Wayzata Public Schools
Excellence in Education Award
This awards was created to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of educators whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities outside the traditional education system and classroom.
Statewide honoree:
  • Dorothy McCargo Freeman –  Dean, Center for Youth Development, U of M Extension

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