At the annual Founder’s Day Mass, DeLaSalle honors two educators who exemplify the Lasallian mission with either the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award or the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award.

The Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award is presented in Lasallian schools throughout the United States and Canada each year, by the Regional Board of Education of the Christian Brothers.   The annual selection is made by nominations of the entire staff at DeLaSalle and is based upon the following criteria:  (1) The recipient must be an educational minister in a Lasallian school for a minimum of five years and not received the award within the past ten; (2) The recipient must work in association with the school community to foster Gospel values in the lives of staff and students; and (3) The recipient must see the Lasallian school as a place of educational excellence, which shares in the mission of the Catholic Church.

  • 1987-88 Maureen Desmond
  • 1988-89 Lois Voss
  • 1989-90 Ted Marsolek
  • 1990-91 Barry Lieske
  • 1991-92 Brother Robert Thomas, FSC
  • 1992-93 Brother Basil Rothweiler, FSC
  • 1993-94 Denis Wadley
  • 1994-95 Sharon Roth
  • 1995-96 Michael O’Keefe
  • 1996-97 Kenneth Gieske
  • 1997-98 Mark Capecchi
  • 1998-99 Brother Robert Walsh, FSC
  • 1999-00 Peg Hodapp
  • 2000-01 Brother William Hughes, FSC
  • 2001-02 Lois Voss
  • 2002-03 Dave Thorson
  • 2003-04 Sister Mary Kay Brooks
  • 2004-05 Marty Marrin
  • 2005-06 Barbara McAdams
  • 2006-07 Brad Casey
  • 2007-08 Brother Larry Zeman, FSC
  • 2008-09 Lori Luepke
  • 2009-10 Stacey Carter
  • 2010-11 Shante’ Reed
  • 2011-12 Doug Duea
  • 2012-13 Paul Sczepanski
  • 2013-14 Emily Beckman
  • 2014-15 Mary McLaren
  • 2015-16 Emily Westphal
  • 2016-17 Monica Kocourek
  • 2017-18 Matt Lehman
  • 2018-19 Keely Wojda

The LETA was established in 1995 by Diane Liemandt, through the Liemandt Foundation.  By vote of the teaching staff, the LETA is given annually to a DeLaSalle classroom teacher, to recognize outstanding accomplishment in the following areas:  commitment to the DeLaSalle mission; classroom management skills; care for students, respect and rapport; curriculum enhancement and advancements; innovative teaching strategies and effort; and participation in continuing education and personal growth.

  • 1994-95 Leigh Anderson
  • 1995-96 Mary Beth Barry
  • 1996-97 Kenneth Gieske
  • 1997-98 Brother Robert Thomas, FSC
  • 1998-99 Maureen Desmond
  • 1999-00 Mark Capecchi
  • 2000-01 Juliet Peterson
  • 2001-02 Marty Marrin
  • 2002-03 Kathy Canepa
  • 2003-04 Kristin Pfeffer
  • 2004-05 Sister Mary Kay Brooks
  • 2005-06 Martha Zosel
  • 2006-07 Doug Duea
  • 2007-08 Dennis Jung
  • 2008-09 Ted Marsolek
  • 2009-10 David Pearson
  • 2010-11 Roy Kay
  • 2011-12 Patrick Felicetta
  • 2012-13 Megan Longman
  • 2013-14 Monica Kocourek
  • 2014-15 Paul Sczepanski
  • 2015-16 Kristin Lundstrum
  • 2016-17 Gina Hegle
  • 2017-18 Matt Tessmer
  • 2018-19 Shante` Reed