Becky Cater of Elk Mound is this week’s WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator

Becky Cater, who teaches students with special education disabilities in the Elk Mound School District, is this week’s WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator. She wins tickets to the November 23 University of Wisconsin football game against Purdue at Camp Randall Stadium. “I love coming to school each day to help make a difference in the lives of all our students,” said Becky, who is in her 30th year of teaching.

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Legislative Update – November 15

The Assembly was in session Tuesday, days after legislative leaders decided not to take up popular gun control measures in a special session. Representatives on Tuesday did engage in lengthy debate on whether the tree in the Capitol should be called a “holiday tree” or a “Christmas tree.” After a resolution supporting “Christmas tree,” Assembly speaker Robin Vos gaveled out for the long term, saying, “Merry Christmas.”

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South Milwaukee’s Joanna Rizzotto earns WEAC Award for Teaching Excellence

WEAC President Ron Martin on Wednesday presented WEAC’s Award for Teaching Excellence to South Milwaukee teacher Joanna Rizzotto. “Joanna is a tremendous advocate for her students, advancing the very best in professional teaching practices and sharing her expertise with colleagues across the state,” Martin said in presenting the award to her in a ceremony at her school attended by colleagues and students.

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Becky Wittemann of Germantown is latest WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator

Germantown school counselor Becky Wittemann is the latest Wisconsin educator to be named a WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator. She will receive two tickets to the University of Wisconsin Badger football game versus Iowa on Saturday, November 9. “I believe that education is the doorway to success, and I am committed to making sure that all our children’s needs are met – not just educationally, but also mentally and emotionally,” she said.

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