Celebrating Students and Educators

Each year in May St. Paul Rotary  celebrates Education Day - a treasured club tradition.
Rotation Forward recognizes 8th grade students across all St. Paul Schools who have overcome personal challenges to demonstrate exceptional growth. Students are nominated by their counselors and treated to lunch, a recognition certificate and a Target gift card to reward their resiliency.
Teacher of the Year recognizes an outstanding St. Paul teacher nominated by their peers as well as their students. The Teacher of the Year received $1,000.
A keynote speaker is the highlight of the event for students, teachers, counselors and family members.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press is our media sponsor for this signature community event.
(During the pandemic Education event has been held virtually with mailed awards.)
Education Day 2023 will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23 at the Intercontinental Hotel or via Zoom

Meeting ID: 825 184 8268

Passcode: 643825

Or, join by Phone:  (312) 626-6799 or (346) 248-7799


2021 - In Memory of a Great Teacher
Amanda Joy "Mandy" Marek, daughter of District Governor Ed Marek, was honored with a special memorial gift to SABER Nation, a nonprofit program she founded to provide holistic cultural and literacy support to students learning English as a Second Language.
2020 Teacher of the Year Hanna Brandt
Hanna was honored for her work as a Japanese teacher at Harding Senior High School.
How Can Rotarians Participate?
  • Join the Education Day Team
  • Volunteer on Education Day (usually in mid-May) as additional greeters and table hosts for school tables
  • Nominate a Teacher of the Year