Sister Judy Honored by MISF

Cotter Schools is pleased to announce that Sister Judith Schaefer, OP, Ph.D., President of Cotter Schools, received the 2019 Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) Leadership Award! You can watch a video of Sr. Judy here

MISF is the largest membership organization serving the private and independent school sector in Minnesota. The MISF Leadership Award recognizes the hard work and dedication of school heads, presidents, principals, superintendents, or executive directors. The award celebrates the ability of its recipients to instill passion in themselves and the people with whom they work; to bring innovative ideas forward and to fruition; and to understand how to help move change forward in an organization by effectively communicating with key internal and external stakeholders to help them understand and participate in the change process.  Sister Judy was nominated for the award by the Cotter Schools Board of Directors.

Sister Judy has served as President of Cotter Schools since 2012. She came to Cotter Schools from Saint Mary’s University where she served as Professor of Theology. Sister Judy is a professed member of the Sinsinawa Dominicans.

Sister Judy was presented with her award at the 2019 Private and Independent Education Awards on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the University of Saint Thomas. Please join us in congratulating Sister Judy on this most-deserved honor!