Lindsey Lindell with the Dodds admin team after winning the January 2024 Spud Spirit Award

Moorhead Area Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brandon Lunak presented Lindsey Lindell with the district’s Spud Spirit Award for January 2024. Lindsey is a third grade teacher at Dorothy Dodds Elementary. She is in her first year with the district.

Surprising Lindsey in her classroom with the award, Dr. Lunak said, “You keep a great schedule, keep your parents informed and you’re fantastic at praising positive behaviors.”

Lindsey’s nominator praised how her students listened and had calm bodies, saying that she “is working magic” with her class. The nominator shared that when Miss Lindell heard that her daughter has a special learning plan, she responded, ”Then I am so glad she is in my class.” The nominator concluded, “She is truly a one of a kind teacher.”

Lindsey’s commitment to her students and their needs is exemplary of the district's mission to develop the maximum potential of every student.

The Spud Spirit Award is a recognition program that honors MAPS staff who live by the district mission to develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world and showcase our Spud Spirit statements:

  • Students, staff, parents, families, and the Moorhead community
  • Passionate, engaged, innovative, and growing in safe environments
  • Unique, worthy, respectful, and relationship-based
  • Diversity enriches our school and community
  • Stewards of the public’s trust in effective and efficient operations

Spud Spirit Award nominations are made by staff, student families and community members.