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.

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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.

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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.

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Two WEAC members helping develop new computer science standards

Two WEAC members are on a state committee overseeing development of new computer science standards for Wisconsin schools. Among the members of the State Superintendent’s Standards Review Council, which will oversee the Computer Science Standards Writing Committee, are Heather Mielke of Elkhorn, Math Teacher, Burlington High School; and Lisa Sanderfoot of De Pere, Computer and Information Science Teacher, Valley View Elementary School, Ashwaubenon School District.

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