College of Education Leadership Award
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Allie (Radermacher) Cronk ' 67
Allie Cronk was an elementary physical education teacher in the Minnetonka School District for 22 years, 13 of which she also served as the district elementary physical education chair.
Cronk, of Minnetonka, was the first women’s gymnastics coach for Minnetonka in the early 1970s. To this day she is a public address announcer with the Minnesota State High School League, recognized for her efforts with an Award of Merit in l996.
She volunteers with such organizations as Families Moving Forward, Habitat for Humanity and the Hopkins Resource Center. She also serves her church as a lector and Eucharistic minister and volunteers at local hospitals. After retirement, Cronk organized the first American Cancer Society Relay for Life in her community, an event that doubled in size within three years and has raised more than $117,000 for research.