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Education Foundation of Bloomington

Education Foundation of Bloomington, Prodigy Award Committee for Year 2020-2021


September 17, 2020


Education Foundation of Bloomington’s Prodigy Award program has been recognizing exemplary groups in Administration and Staff in Bloomington Public Schools since the early 1990’s. These exemplary groups of people have enhanced lives of students and their families, and teaching and support staff in the Bloomington Public Schools. In these trying times the Education Foundation of Bloomington (EFB) Board of Directors extends our deepest gratitude to all employees in all Bloomington schools for their heroic efforts to put education and safety as the highest priority. In our hearts and minds, all of you deserve Prodigy Awards.


COVID19 has forced the cancellation of Prodigy Awards for 2020 and 2021. In this unprecedented environment, EFB feels that the funding that was allotted to Prodigy Awards needs to be re-directed to assure that all students have online access to distance learning. This is EFB’s number one mission right now.


We are hoping the time will come soon when our lives again return to normal. Until such time that Prodigy Awards can be resumed, EFB will focus its efforts on assuring that all students are able to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.


Thank you for all that you do,

Flora Tsukayama

Education Foundation of Bloomington Prodigy Award Committee


2019 Prodigy Award Recipients


The Prodigy Award for Superb Staff Team goes to the Metro South Registration & Testing Team of Judy Bergstreser, Marylynn Dvorak, Jill Lynch, Marni Anderson and Shelley Mattson.  This team works with diverse students from various backgrounds and age groups and always looks for ways to improve efficiencies within Metro South without sacrificing educational quality. They are open to suggestions and communicate well with one another and strives to do all they can to help Metro South students succeed. 

The Prodigy Award for Outstanding Administrative Team goes to the Kennedy Community Alliance Team.  The team of Carol Kampa, Melissa Riebel, Dean of Student, counselors, social workers, advocates and the school nurse supports students academically and emotionally, providing clothing, hygiene products, food and funds to join extracurricular activities. Every member of this team has an important role in supporting both students and families in need in the Kennedy High School community.  

The Jefferson Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) of Kristen Wetzel, Quinton Johnson, and Dave Mousel is our third Prodigy Award winning team.  This team completely overhauled the way discipline is handled at JHS. The team works to focus on proactive strategies for discipline instead of the traditional reactive, a change that took time and determination to manage as both staff and students had to buy into the change.  The team continues to work tirelessly to produce positive results while maintaining trust from all stakeholders.

Please consider supporting our Bloomington students in need with a donation to the Education Foundation of Bloomington, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

Mail: Education Foundation of Bloomington

2575 W. 88th Street Bloomington, MN 55431

 

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