Roger King of Holmen wins $5,000 NEA Foundation Grant

Holmen High School agriscience teacher Roger King has received a $5,000 Student Achievement/Learning and Leadership grant from the NEA Foundation. The award, King said, will be used to help Holmen High School educators learn how to instruct farm-to-school techniques in a number of settings.

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WEAC member E-Ben Grisby ‘is not afraid to speak up where there is injustice’

Green Bay teacher E-Ben Grisby, an active member of WEAC and the Green Bay Education Association, is the subject of an Appleton Post-Crescent article about his work to “embrace the broad spectrum of diversity in the Fox Cities.” … “E-Ben’s life has been rich with experiences, which he readily shares with us, which give us perspective,” said Jody Harrell, who serves with Grisby at Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities. “He is not afraid to speak up where there is injustice and is willing to do something to help change happen. We appreciate his gifts, and all benefit from his wisdom and actions.”

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‘365 Artists 365 Days Project’ connects students with artists across the globe

The 365 Artists 365 Days Project – created by WEAC Region 3 member Frank Juarez of Sheboygan North High School – highlights contemporary artists from across the globe through an online interview platform. Since its inception in 2014, it has introduced artists on a daily basis via online and social media. To date, the 365 Artists 365 Days Project has featured over 700 artists working in various media, processes, and studio practices. Juarez has shared the story of his success with the 365 Artists 365 Days Project in a column distributed by the Department of Public Instruction via its ConnectEd newsletter.

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MTEA member Elizabeth Davis is named ‘Top Teacher’

Milwaukee teacher Elizabeth Davis, a teacher at Garland Elementary School and a member of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, has been named the Top Teacher for November by WISN-TV. “We are a multicultural school, and I’m constantly learning new things from the children,” says Davis, whose students come from several countries. Her best part of the day, she said, is “the hugs.”

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Appleton’s A-Tech program provides unique career training opportunities for students

The Appleton Technical Academy, or A-Tech, a public charter school operated by the Appleton Area School District within Appleton West High School, is providing unique career training opportunities for students interested in manufacturing, according to an article in the Appleton Post-Crescent. The article includes an interview with Paul Lindberg, a WEAC Region 3 member and lead instructor at A-Tech.

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