MREA 2023 Awards Ceremony

Welcome to the 2023 MREA Awards Ceremony. The program will begin at 6:05 via the player below. If the YouTube player below isn’t working on your computer, you can tune in by visiting

The awards celebrate and showcase the incredible work happening in Greater Minnesota school districts. Each spring, MREA solicits and reviews nominations for Educators of Excellence and Innovation Program.

Congratulations 2023 MREA Award Honorees

The 2023 MREA Educators of Excellence are:

  • Kristin Doeden // Worthington School District // South Zone
  • Carin Hagemeyer // Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa School District // South Central Zone
  • Angie Hurtig // Bertha-Hewitt School District // North Central Zone
  • Melissa Oberg // Cook County School District // North Zone

The 2023 Innovation Program Award honorees are:

  • Prairie Science Program //  Fergus Falls School District
  • Nature-Based Kindergarten Experience Program  //  Kasson-Mantorville School District

Thank you to Educator of Excellence Award sponsors ICS and Baird, and Innovation Program Sponsor InGensa. We are grateful for your support in helping celebrate and elevate rural Minnesota education!