Professional Engagement

About the Committee

The Professional Engagement Committee works to identify, research, and address important issues and concerns of interest to Adult Basic Education practitioners.

The goal of the committee is to provide useful resources and support that will allow ABE practitioners to reach their highest potential, enhance professionalism, and assure high quality ABE throughout Minnesota. To reach this goal, the committee meets monthly to work on a variety of projects.


Each year, the Committee reviews and selects recipients for a series of LAN awards.

  • Teacher of the Year: Awarded to an instructor in an ABE program to recognize outstanding performance as a teacher.
  • Outstanding Learner: Awarded to an adult learner who has made a significant impact in ABE through commitment and peer leadership.
  • Leadership: Awarded to an individual in the ABE field who demonstrates exemplary leadership, influence or creativity.
  • Todd Wagner Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement: Awarded to an ABE professional who has dedicated at least 10 years to the field and whose service has made a significant impact on their program, region or state.

Upcoming Committee Meeting

There are currently no upcoming meetings or events scheduled
Contact Us

Questions? Interested in Joining the Committee?

Ann Trochlil

Professional Engagement Committee Chair