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Willers selected as Regional Community Educator of Excellence

Minnesota Community Education Association members recently recognized Karen Willers of Beaver Creek as the 2017 Region 2 Educator of Excellence during the National Community Education Conference in Brooklyn Park.

Willers serves as director of Luverne Community Education, a position she has filled since 1999.

Since 1980 she’s also served as the district’s Early Childhood Family Education director, and in 1992 she took on duties of the school readiness director.

According to the MCEA qualifications, Willers demonstrates professional and organizational leadership, was active in the state MCEA organization and is regarded as a role model by colleagues.

Region 2 consists of 74 school districts in southwest and south central Minnesota.

“I feel very honored to receive this award — especially for a career that I enjoy so very much,” Willers said.

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