Kasson-Mantorville, Albert Lea schools validated as MN Schools of Excellence

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 4:03 PM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Two southeast Minnesota schools are being recognized as a Minnesota School of Excellence (SOE) by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA).

According to MESPA, SOE is a research-based program aligned with national standards including leadership, vision, student learning, the culture of adult learning, data and decision-making, and community engagement.

“Through the Minnesota School of Excellence (SOE) program, grounded in national research on high-performing schools, MESPA has created the premier opportunity in the state for validating excellence and a commitment to continual growth in a school community,” MESPA Executive Director Jon Millerhagen said. “This school improvement program examines the entire school community through six national standards, ensuring there is a holistic approach to creating a plan for future achievement and celebrating the unique accomplishments of each School of Excellence.”

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary and Hawthorne Elementary in Albert Lea are two of the four schools in Minnesota receiving this recognition.

Kasson-Mantorville Schools tweeted the following:

The other two schools to achieve this recognition is Oak Hills Elementary in Lakeville and Sebeka Public School in Sebeka.