MREA each year recognizes exemplary leaders and programs which deliver results for schools in Greater Minnesota through its Educators of Excellence, Profiles of Excellence and Distinguished Service awards.
- The Educator of Excellence Awards are for educators from MREA member organizations who strive to achieve the highest outcomes for Greater Minnesota students. This is the first year for these awards, and nominations are online. Nominations are due Friday, June 3.
- The Profiles of Excellence Awards recognize innovative programs that serve as an example of educational opportunities for rural students. Entries are due Friday, June 24.
- The Distinguished Service Award celebrates individuals who enhance education in Greater Minnesota and contribute in at least one of eight key areas. Nominations are due Friday, July 8.