SCSU triple-hitter alumni win two in a row

Monday, October 11, 2004

For the second year in a row, a triple SCSU alumnus has been named Minnesota's National Distinguished Principal. The award recognizes elementary and middle school principals for exceptional leadership in determining the quality and character of education children receive during the early school years.

Wendie Moore Anderson, principal of Trailview School in Mora, Minn., took the 2004 honor bestowed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the U.S. Department of Education.

Anderson graduated from SCSU in 1972; after her children were raised she returned to SCSU to complete her master's and sixth-year degrees in educational administration. She had taught elementary school for 27 years before joining Trailview School as principal.

James R. Hoogheem, also a triple alumnus of SCSU, won the 2003 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal of the Year honor. He has been principal of the Fernbrook Elementary School in Maple Grove (Osseo Area Schools) since 1988.

The SCSU College of Education is the 12th largest producer of teachers in the nation.

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