137 23rd Street South, Suite 201   |   Sartell, MN 56377   |   (844) ED LEARN or (844) 335-3276   |   (320) 255-3236

Sandra Cordie
Director of Educational Programs
(320) 255-3236 x 319

Deb Thomes
Administrative Coordinator
(320) 255-3236 x 330

Educational Support Staff (ESS) 

The Educational Support Staff Recognition Event is an opportunity to recognize and honor School Support personnel who go above and beyond their required duties.  Each participating member school district can determine their selection committee and is responsible for establishing its own selection procedures.  Support Staff could include bus drivers, custodians, office support, paraprofessionals, food service, non-teaching coaches, special education paraprofessionals, etc.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Join us to celebrate the educational support staff in our schools!

View the photos from the 2014 event


If you are interested in participating in any of the banquets below, or would like information on your school's participation in these events, please contact Sandra Cordie or Nicole Koll at (320) 255-3236 or toll free at (844) ED LEARN.  

Leaders in Educational Excellence (LEEA)

Resource Training & Solutions hosts an annual Leadership in Educational Excellence Banquet and Award Ceremony (LEEA). This ceremony recognizes outstanding educational leaders from our member school districts. Over 150 educators and administrators are honored each year. Each district is responsible for establishing its own selection procedures.

Click here for photos from the 2014 event.
Click here for the 2014 press release.

The next LEEA event will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2015        


Students of Excellence

Resource Training & Solutions hosts an annual Students of Excellence Banquet and Award Ceremony. This ceremony recognizes outstanding high school seniors from our member school districts. Over 160 students are honored each year.

Click here for photos from the 2014 event 

The next event will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.


WEM Regional Awards

Recognizing Outstanding Teachers

Outstanding teachers are recognized for academic excellence. Support teachers (licensed and non-licensed) and their important role in helping all students achieve academically, and bring recognition to the often "unsung heroes" who meet the challenges of teaching. Educators and administrators from Minnesota public or non-public schools, or educational institutions are eligible.

Honorees are selected in each category and each receives an unrestricted $10,000 gift and crystal apple award. In addition, regional honorees are named who receive an unrestricted $1,000 gift, trophy and the opportunity to compete in the state competition the following year

To nominate an educator and find out more about other programs offered, visit the Center for Academic Excellence.