WEAC President Ron Martin awarded eagle feather

WEAC President Ron Martin, of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is recipient of an eagle feather for his work for Wisconsin’s public school students, educators and schools. The feather was presented to the Eau Claire eighth grade teacher by a Menominee Nation elder in a surprise ceremony at the WEAC Representative Assembly.

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Our job, state Teacher of the Year says, is to ‘get that flame to ignite’

For National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day, we visited Wisconsin’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Chris Gleason in his Sun Prairie classroom. We found that the inspiration he provides his students daily is infectious! “There is this urge and desire to learn. It’s natural,” Chris Gleason says of students. “What we need to do as educators is light that fire.”

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3 WEAC members named Most Influential Teachers by Presidential Scholars

Wisconsin’s three new Presidential Scholars each named a WEAC member as their Most Influential Teacher. Colin Gray-Hoehn, Brookfield East High School, named Emira Hot, his high school English teacher; Dylon Pokorny, Waupun Junior and Senior High School, chose his high school agriculture teacher, Tari Costello; and Maria Thurow of Monticello, New Glarus High School, said her high school mathematics teacher Lauren Walker was her most influential teacher.

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Sheboygan’s Matt Miller named state’s Special Services Teacher of the Year

In a surprise ceremony at his school, Matthew W. Miller Sr., an English learner teacher at North High School in Sheboygan, was named Wisconsin’s 2018 Special Services Teacher of the Year. A former student wrote that “Mr. Miller not only showed me and many other students what a leader should be like, but also how to become a leader ourselves.” Miller is a WEAC Region 3 member.

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