2017 ABE Individual and Group Award Winners

ABE Outstanding Learner - Maria Menendez, Adult Academic Program of Robbinsdale Area Schools

This award is presented to a learner who has made a significant impact on adult literacy and has a powerful commitment to volunteer and lead peers.

ABE Teacher of the Year - Ann Ddziengel, Thief River Falls ABE

This award is presented ot a teacher in an ABE program to recignize outstanding performance as a teacher.

ABE Leadership Award - Abby Roza, Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility, Plymouth

This award is presented to an individual in the ABE field who demonstrates exemplary leadership, flixibility, or creativity in their ABE program.

ABE Advocacy Award - Colleen Crossley, Robbinsdale Adult Academic Program, Crystal
                                        Angela Smith, Cloquet ABE, AEOA

This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work in promoting and advocating for adult literacy and learners.

ABE Service and Achievment Award - Julie Nigon, Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program

This award is presented to an ABE professional who has dedicated at least 10 years to the field and whose service has made a significant impact o their program, their region or the state.