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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Genoa City’s Mary Ellen Kanthack named Wisconsin Elementary School Teacher of the Year

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Mary Ellen Kanthack, a fifth-grade teacher in the Genoa City J2 School District, was named Wisconsin’s 2018 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent Tony Evers made the announcement during an all-school assembly at her school. “My students know that I am always listening to their ideas, honoring ingenuity, inquiry, and creativity while I learn alongside them,” Kanthack said.

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Four outstanding individuals honored with WEAC Awards

WEAC President Ron Martin presented four major WEAC Awards at the 2017 WEAC Representative Assembly. The winners are: Maggie Beeber, Friend of Education; Sharon Bowen, Richard J. Lewandowski Award for Humanitarian Service; John Linneman, Education Support Professional Award; and Miguel Salas, Cunningham, Dickinson, Watson Staff Award.

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Clintonville’s Karen Petermann is a Phy Ed Teacher of the Year

Clintonville teacher Karen Petermann, a WEAC Region 3 member, has been named the Midwest Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE – the Society of Health and Physical Educators. Karen, who has been at Longfellow Elementary School for more than 30 years, told WBAY TV, Channel 2, Green Bay, that she believes in guiding students to being active “not only now but forever in their lifetime.”

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