Jon Fila Named Candidates for 2022 Teacher of the Year!


The Intermediate District 287 community is thrilled with the nomination of Jon Fila for the 2022 Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year. 

Superintendent Lewndowski said, “As an educational leader who is constantly innovating, Jon is known for his relentless pursuit to positively impact students through technology and leading our top academic coaches to success.” Jon helped NSO become the program that it is today through his work on our learning management system and integration with our work with Open Educational Resources. In addition, he worked with district leaders to create the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum, which led to the development of 40 courses shared with over 200 school districts in the state.

Jon has worked in various positions at Intermediate District 287 for the past 11 years. In his current role, he teaches courses as an instructor for Northern Star Online. He has had incredible experiences with exceptional students over the last two years during the pandemic’s uncertainty. 

We are incredibly proud of Jon at Intermediate District 287 and Minnesota would also be incredibly proud if he were selected as the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Jon on your nomination!