St. Croix Falls guidance counselor Michael Wilson named 2019 Wisconsin Special Services Teacher of the Year

In a surprise ceremony at his school Tuesday, Michael Wilson, a school counselor at St. Croix Falls High School and a member of WEAC Region 1, was named Wisconsin’s 2019 Special Services Teacher of the Year. “Students in crisis or students who are dealing with serious situations need more than just a friendly ear. They need guidance, assistance, and a coach to help them through the tough times,” he said.

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‘How my mentor saved my professional life’

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Sun Prairie’s Chris Gleason, Wisconsin’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, reminds us that, “Our most important resource as a nation is our children and the potential that resides within them. The work of a teacher is to cultivate, nurture, and develop this potential to the fullest degree possible,” writes Gleason, a member of WEAC Region 6. “As such, we must provide our youngest educators with the support they need to accomplish this difficult, complex and rewarding work.”

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Three WEAC members receive NEA Foundation grants

Three WEAC members have received Student Achievement/Learning and Leadership grants from the NEA Foundation. They are: Roger King, Holmen High School, a $5,000 Learning & Leadership Grant; Janet Key, Lowell Elementary School, Milwaukee, a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant; and Traci Kramer, Princeton School District, $5,000 Student Achievement Grant.

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Two WEAC members named UW-Oshkosh Adjuncts of the Year

Fond du Lac High School social studies teacher Jason Walter – a member of WEAC Region 5 – and Neenah High School teacher Bruce Moriarty – a member of WEAC Region 3 – have been named 2018 Adjuncts of the Year by the Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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Fond du Lac teacher Sarah Puddy honored by American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Sarah Puddy, Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher at Sabish Middle School in Fond du Lac, has been notified that she will be presented the 2018 National New Achiever for Family and Consumer Sciences award by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) on June 26 at the 109th AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah is being honored for her work related to the Facebook FCS Teachers Group which she established in December 2013. The FCS group expanded from 15-20 members in Wisconsin to its current number of 11,123 members worldwide.

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