Plymouth, MN-- Recognition as an All State Board Member is the Minnesota School Boards Association’s (MSBA) most prestigious award. Each year, MSBA’s awards committee selects up to seven individual board members to the All State School Board. Ann Bremer, a Minnesota school board member with over a decade of service to students in Westonka and Intermediate District 287, was one of seven board members chosen for the award this year.
As the Chair of the 287 school board for the past four years, Ann has advocated time and time again for students with unique needs and disabilities. The nomination letter by Intermediate District 287 Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski says, “Ann has been a zealous and knowledgeable champion for students, especially those who most need a champion.” She goes on to say that, “Ann is important to those know her and those will never know her but are receiving a better education and chance at a better life because of her.”
Westonka Public Schools Superintendent said, "Ann embodies spirit and service in the Westonka community. I can think of no one more deserving of this honor. In her 12 years serving on the school board, what has impressed me most about Ann is her genuine compassion for our students and staff. Providing a safe, healthy, supportive and welcoming learning environment is at the core of every decision that she makes. We are so grateful for her leadership."
Her selfless services in Westonka led the school district to establish the Ann Bremer White Hawks Award for Community Service.
The All State School Board is intended to identify and recognize school board members across the state who have exhibited positive leadership qualities and have made a difference in the education of students. MSBA’s nomination information regarding the All State School Board recognition explains that this “recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to students and public education.”
MSBA’s information about the award indicates that this “recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to students and public education.” Criteria for the award includes MSBA training, strong leadership; excellence in boardsmanship; communication skills; visionary thinking; demonstration of concern for students, staff and taxpayers; and support for the nomination from stakeholders.
MSBA is a private, nonprofit organization that serves all of Minnesota’s public schools with technical assistance, advocacy, research, board training and cost-saving programs.
Intermediate District 287 is a consortium of 12 west metro school districts offering more than 120 programs and services specially designed to help meet the unique learning needs of member district students.
Westonka Public Schools (ISD 277) is a nationally-recognized K-12 school district serving eight communities along the western shores of Lake Minnetonka. Westonka offers small school advantages with big school opportunities for real-life success stories.