On May 7, the School District of Elmbrook hosted the Third Annual Engaged in Excellence Awards Red Carpet Gala at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The sold-out event honored and recognized Elmbrook staff, retirees, years of service employees, alumni, volunteers, and community partners for their hard work and commitment to excellence within the district. Over 80 individuals (including 4 teams) were celebrated as finalists in 14 different award categories.
The program also included a moving tribute by renowned violinist and Brookfield East Valedictorian, Julian Rhee for staff members Jim Jacobsen, Amanda Filkins, and Jim Qualler who passed away unexpectedly this school year.
We share with you the magic and excitement of the evening through the award night celebration video below. The District is grateful to all finalists, student and staff presenters, the Elmbrook Education Foundation, and the 600 attendees for their commitment to excellence in our community.