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Ellen Cromwell-Cercle
1942 - March 13, 2022

Ellen passed away on March 13, 2022 in Sun City West, Arizona after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Ellen was a MNAHERD member since 1968 where she served as board member, president and executive director.  She was named MN Dance Educator of the Year in 1997 and received the MNSHAPE Lou Keller award in 1999.

Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in Detroit Lakes at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 20th.  Visitation is at 11:00am with service at 12:00pm and lunch will be served at 1:00pm.



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Announcements from MDE for the 2021-2022 School Year

Announcing monthly professional development from the Minnesota Department of Education in partnership with MNSHAPE and MN DAPE. Professional development will either be pre-recorded videos or live video webinars. Below are the planned dates and session topics.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - Release of SNAPSHOTS
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - Best Practices in Physical Education Assessment
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - Beyond Bundling. Writing Performance Outcomes in PE
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Best Practices in Physical Education Grading
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - Applying Physical Education Standards-Based Grading Assessment and Grading Policies