Who’s Eligible?

Educators need to be directly involved in E-12 education within current MREA member school organizations and employed under the terms of a teacher master agreement. View Member Districts

Who can nominate?

School staff, colleagues, students, parents or community members may submit nominations.

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What’s the selection process?

  • Nominations categorized into MREA’s four member zones.
  • Judges review all nominations within each zone.
  • One honoree will be selected from each zone.

Important Dates

  • February 28: Nomination Deadline
  • Late April: Honoree Notification
  • November 14: Awards Banquet

MREA’s Educator of Excellence Award recognizes educators in Greater Minnesota who serve as inspiring examples by demonstrating:

  • Positive impact on students and student achievement
  • Leadership in the school, district and community
  • Innovative and creative instructional practice that impact all students
  • Collaborative efforts with fellow educators, parents, families and the community

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Complete the form to nominate an educator from Greater Minnesota.