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MN Charter School Leadership Award

The MN Association of Charter Schools Board of Directors is happy to announce the establishment of the MINNESOTA CHARTER SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AWARD. The Award is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated ongoing organizational and academic leadership, professionalism, innovation, and community engagement. Individuals who have gone above and beyond to “Unleash Education from Convention”.

MACS is happy to announce Amy Larsen, Executive Director of BlueSky Online School, as the recipient of the 2019 Charter Leadership Award 

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Through Amy's leadership over the past 13 years, BlueSky has established a tradition of innovation and a model of continuous improvement, collaboration, and support. Because of this, BlueSky has very low staff turnover, high ratings on our staff satisfaction surveys and has been named a Top Workplace by the Star Tribune for three years in a row. 

Amy is a pioneer in leading the development of a comprehensive, individualized, and dynamic online school. With the support of BlueSky’s school board, she ensures that resources are allocated to developing technology systems that meet BlueSky’s mission. After a thorough review of BlueSky’s student population and how students work, she envisioned the development of My Pace and Group Pace courses. These unique course options were designed to meet the specific needs of students who either desired to work in a collaborative online environment or work in a supported, self-directed environment.

Nominees:

Debra Lach - DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science
Bondo Nyembwe - Academia Cesar Chavez
Peter Wieczorek - Northwest Passage High School

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