They Lit the Way--Distinguished Educators

The 2022 Pathways to Success Reception has been scheduled for October 13th at The Wedgewood Cove.  A detailed description of the event may be found here.  We are seeking nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Educators honorees.  Online and mail in nomination forms may be accessed below.

The 2022 Distinguished Educator honorees are presented immediately below.

We Are A Community Committed To Its Children

Don Boom

Don Boom

1967-1996

I have never looked back; and I am glad I became a teacher.

Marion Drescher

Marion Drescher

1952-1990

Every child is special and teachable. 

Jim Munyer

Jim Munyer

1969-2012

Maybe I have helped along the way in someone’s success journey but that was just a small part of their life.

David Paschka

David Paschka

1969-2001

There is nothing new under the Sun, so let’s improve what is there.

They Lit the Way: Honoring Albert Lea's Distinguished Educators

Brookside Administrative Offices, Community Ed and Alternative Learning Center

INTRODUCTION
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.