A reception for our 2021 Distinguished Educators has been scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at the Wedgewood Cove. The 2021 Distinguished Educator honorees are: Carl Grandstrand (1967-1996), Dick Lybeck (1963-1996), Hank Guse (1962-1999), and Karen Hendrickson (1981-1983; 1985-2019). The honorees are presented immediately below.
We Are A Community Committed To Its Children
Every day you walk into the classroom you really have to be prepared with materials for your teaching. I tried to make it fun to learn.
It’s all in the state of mind, if you think you can, you can.
I’ve had a really great life, a really great one!
Nothing can replace a good, caring, and loving teacher in the classroom.
They Lit the Way: Honoring Albert Lea's Distinguished Educators
A partner to the Pathways to Success–Distinguished Alumni program, the They Lit the Way–Distinguished Educator program recognizes those extraordinary individuals who were on the other side of the desk from those who became distinguished alumni. Outstanding teachers deserve recognition as Distinguished Educators for the assistance they provide their students in unveiling the genius that rests within us all. For as Plutarch observed, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” Those honored as Distinguished Educators are representative of all teachers who have enlightened their students and have “Lit the Way” for the path that leads to their future. Please recognize a teacher who was especially influential for you by submitting a nomination from one of the fields below.