American Education Week presents all people with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

Northfield Public Schools celebrated American Education Week by holding two special events for educators. A luncheon for retired educators was held on Thursday, November 17 at the Northfield Community Resource Center.

The annual staff appreciation breakfast was on Wednesday, November 23 at Northfield Middle School. The program recognized the following people for their years of service.

  • 25 years – Elizabeth Bade, Cathy Bennetts, Monika Burkhead, Tony Mathison, Lisa Nelson, Mark Woitalla and Mary Wojick
  • 20 years – Mark Auge, Lori Christophersen, Paul Eddy and Michelle Sonnega

The Northfield Education Association presented the Teacher of the Year award to Sarah Swan McDonald, High School Social Studies Teacher. Deb Budin received the Education Assistant of the Year award. Gary DeGrote received the Friends of Education award for his volunteer work at Sibley Elementary School.