Sybel Haugen (M.Ed ’85), passed away at age 93, on March 4, 2017. She was one of the first teachers of Kasson-Mantorville region to obtain additional training in special education. In 1980, Sybel was recognized as the Teacher of the Year at Kasson-Mantorville. She always was recognized for Minnesota Teacher of Excellence and became semi-finalist for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota in 1985.