Established December 2017

Purpose:  The DECS Hall of Fame seeks to honor community members, retired staff members and/or former students who exemplify the standards of Duluth Edison Charter School and who have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following ways:

 Distinguished Service to Duluth Edison Charter Schools:  An individual chosen in this category demonstrates loyalty to the mission of the School, continued interest and support of the goals of the School, and reflects the School’s core values by his/her lifestyle.

—  Distinguished Professional Achievement:  An individual chosen for this award demonstrates leadership, competence, dedication to continuing education, and integrity in his/her chosen profession.

— Distinguished Service to Humankind:   An individual chosen for this award demonstrates leadership abilities in service to the community and/or society at large through notable contributions that reflect one or more of our core values of respect, responsibility, compassion, justice, courage,  integrity, hope and/or wisdom.

If you would like to nominate a community member, a retired staff member, or a former student who exemplifies the standards of DECS, a nomination form can be completed by clicking HERE!

Hall of Fame Inductees:

2024: Barb Juntune

2023: Bonnie Jorgenson

2022: Paul Goossens

2019:  Patty Miliken

2018: Dawn Silvestrini

2018: Mark Myles

Nomination, Selection, & Induction Process

SELECTION COMMITTEE:  A selection committee made up of at least but not limited to the Head of School and his/her designee, one DPSA Board member, one DECS Legacy Fund board member, and two DECS teachers will select inductees for the Hall of Fame.  This group will be appointed annually in November/December by the DPSA Board Chair.  The Board Chair will also name the selection committee chair.

PROCEDURE:  The procedure and nomination form for the DECS Hall of Fame will be published on the school website, on school Facebook accounts, and in other communication sent by the School during January/February.  

NOMINATION: Anyone may submit a completed nomination for consideration.  Self-nominations will not be accepted.  Posthumous nominations will be accepted. The nomination form can be completed by clicking HERE.

SELECTION: The selection committee will meet in March and review all nominations to make the annual selections.  Nominees will be honored in the spring timeframe (April – June). Nominations will be kept on file and reconsidered for the next two years.  After three years, a candidate must be re-nominated for consideration.

INDUCTION:  Inductees will be introduced to the school community during a special ceremony in the spring as determined by each year’s selection committee.  At the induction ceremony, he/she will be presented with a distinctive award.

DISPLAY:  A display that identifies the inductee and their achievements will be placed in an appropriate location at each school.