Pam Wendt, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at Sleepy Eye Public School, was honored as Office Professional of the Year, awarded by the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP).

Pam Wendt, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at Sleepy Eye Public School, was honored as Office Professional of the Year, awarded by the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP).

She received the award at the Annual Professional Development Conference held in Baxter on Oct. 8. Wendt has been a member of the association since 2003 and has served on the State Board of Directors from 2008 to present.

Members are nominated for this award by supervisors, co-workers and members of the association. Criteria is based on Professional Growth, Memberships and Community Involvement.

Superintendant John Cselovszki nominated Wendt for this award. Wendt has served as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board for the past 33 years. She also serves on various committees at the school.

“I’m honored to have been nominated by Supt. John Cselovszki and recommended by my co-workers, Amanda Boomgarden and Diane Stoks,” said Wendt.

The Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals was organized in 1949 as a Professional Development organization. It is affiliated with the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) and is allied with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. MAEOP is recognized and supported by the Minnesota School Boards Association. It is the mission of the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals to promote professionalism and provide learning and network opportunities for the educational office employee. They value and respect the diversity of staff and students as we face new challenges and pursue excellence in a changing world.