35 WEAC members win 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowships


Thirty-five WEAC members are recipients of prestigious Herb Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowships for 2017. Each teacher receives a $3,000 award. Recipients were selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, representatives of education-related associations, and the program’s co-sponsors.


Mukwonago teacher Kellie Arenz selected to take part in Space Academy


WEAC Region 7 member Kellie Arenz, a STEM teacher at Park View Middle School in Mukwonago, has been selected to attend the 2017 Honeywell Educators at Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. “I heard about the Honeywell Educator Space Academy two years ago from a friend, and I knew right away I wanted to explore the chance to go,” Kellie told LakeCountryNow.com.


Holmen teacher Roger King honored at NEA Gala


Wisconsin’s Teacher of the Year – Roger King of Holmen High School – was one of 43 outstanding educators honored last week at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington D.C. WEAC President Ron Martin and Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen joined King at the event, which is an annual celebration of the men and women who work in America’s public schools and of the unique bonds that educators and students share.


Bill Emery works to ease the stresses on fellow ag teachers


When one of his agriculture teaching colleagues committed suicide five years ago, Baldwin-Woodville ag teacher Bill Emery began a program to help others deal with the pressures of the job. “Because of his death, I became a bit more vocal in the state wellness, more on the wellness of the mind,” Emery says in an article about him in the New Richmond News.