Three of the 2018 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year are WEAC members: Wausau’s Brent Zinkel, a WEAC Region 2 member, who is the High School Teacher of the Year; Genoa City’s Mary Ellen Kanthack, a WEAC Region 7 member, who is the Elementary School Teacher of the Year; and Sheboygan’s Matthew Miller, a WEAC Region 3 member, who is the Special Services Teacher of the Year.

Sun Prairie’s Chris Gleason, a WEAC Region 6 member, is Wisconsin’s 2017 overall Teacher of the Year, and we recently had a chance to visit his classroom at Patrick Marsh Middle School and record this video:

We also visited this year’s Special Services Teacher of the Year Barb Van Doorn in Lake Holcombe.”In a rural school, a guidance counselor does almost anything – whatever you can do to make sure their outcome, when they leave here, is as positive as it can be,” Barb says. Watch the video:

In conjunction with the 2016 Teacher Appreciation Week, WEAC launched a public campaign to elevate the education professions, featuring our own outstanding members and highlighting the fact that Wisconsin Public School Teachers and Education Support Professionals reach, teach and inspire students every day.

Below are one-minute videos featuring three of Wisconsin’s outstanding educators: