Humphrey Institute student Charlotte Landreau has received a WEM Foundation Outstanding Educator Award. Landreau is a Highland Park High School history teacher and is enrolled in the master of public affairs degree program. She was honored in the Ethics in Education category which recognizes educators who exemplify ethical behavior and promote ethical practices and development for their students through classroom activities or curriculum.
â€śMs. Landreau is a master motivator of students and adults. She lets students know that she believes in them and cares about their success,â€? says Paul Mattke, assistant principal at Highland Park High School. â€śShe is generous with praise and gentle with criticism.â€?
The WEM Educator Awards program was created by the WEM Foundation, which supports teachers and their important role in helping all children achieve academically. The awards are administered by the Center for Academic Excellence, in partnership with members of Minnesota Regional Service Agency (MRSA). The awards program, now in its ninth year, recognizes educationâ€™s often â€śunsung heroesâ€?â€”educators who daily meet the challenges and opportunities of teaching in a variety of settings. Educators are first nominated by students, studentsâ€™ parents, colleagues, or community members. Those who accept the nomination provide more information for review and consideration by the Center for Academic Excellence and a blue ribbon selection panel. Each honoree receives a $10,000 award from the WEM Foundation.