Appleton’s Marcia Engen to receive education leadership award

Retired Appleton educator Marcia Engen will be honored this week as recipient of the tenth annual Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award, the Appleton Education Foundation has announced. Engen is a longtime active WEAC member and currently a member of WEAC Retired/Region 10. “No one is ever excluded from a public school … and I believe common schools that were the vision of our state constitution have provided all of us with an opportunity to serve our communities and our public schools,” she said.

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Evansville’s Beth Oswald selected to serve on Teacher Advisory Council of national non-profit group

Evansville teacher – and WEAC Region 6 member – Beth Oswald has been selected by national nonprofit organization Hope Street Group as one of only 15 educators nationwide to join its first Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) through the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. “This honor is a reflection of the outstanding education community in Evansville, Wisconsin, as well as the support provided through my continued membership in WEAC and the NEA,” she said.

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NEA applauds eight WEAC members as young leaders making a big difference

Eight WEAC members are mentioned in a new NEA article citing a new generation of educators who are already making a big difference both in and outside the classroom. Three of the young educator-leaders are included in the NEA’s list of ’30 Under 30′. They are Josh Jackson, Milwaukee; Jesse Martinez, La Crosse; and Emily Sibilski, Altoona. Five other young Wisconsin educators are also mentioned because, well, they just couldn’t be left out.

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Sheboygan’s Matthew Miller to represent Wisconsin in National Teacher of the Year program

Inspired by a grandfather who worked on civil rights and progressive issues, Matthew W. Miller Sr., an English learner teacher at North High School in Sheboygan, pushes himself to make a difference in the lives of his students. Named Wisconsin’s 2018 Special Services Teacher of the Year last spring, he will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year program. Matthew is a member of WEAC Region 3.

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Four WEAC members are finalists for Presidential Teaching Awards

Four WEAC members have been named finalists for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), considered the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for mathematics and science teachers. They are: Kristin Michalski, East Troy High School; Kevin Reese, Clintonville High School; Rick Erickson, Bayfield High School; and Danielle Carlson, Fennimore Middle and High School.

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