Molly, Dzao, Bianca (copy)

Molly Hollenbeck, 2018's Staff of the Year, spoke at last year's Legacy Awards Dinner, hosted by the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools. Also pictured with Hollenbeck are EPHS juniors Dzao Vu and Bianca Byfield, two of the people she introduced.

John Kahle, Nick Windschitl, Cathy Bockenstedt and Kelly Derouin have been honored by the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools for their contributions to the city's schools, the foundation said in a news release.

Every year, the foundation accepts nominations for staff, teacher, student group and volunteer of the year for its Legacy Awards. It released the winners on Monday, March 4, and will honor them, as well as all other nominees in the categories, at the Legacy Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 12, at Bearpath Country Club.

Jon Kahle, a literary specialist at Eden Prairie High School, was selected as Staff of the Year; Nick Windschitl, a kindergarten teacher at Prairie View Elementary School, and Cathy Bockenstedt, a science teacher at Central Middle School, were chosen as Teachers of the Year; and Kelly Derouin was awarded Volunteer of the Year. The Prairie View Student Council was also honored as the Student Group of the Year.

Awards will be presented at the Legacy Awards Banquet on March 12 at 7 p.m. at Bearpath Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.


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