WEAC website wins national award

WEAC’s website – weac.org – won First Place this month at the national conference of NEA state communicators, one of four honors for WEAC Communications. Other awards were for the WEAC Direct e-newsletter (Award of Distinction), Membership Materials (Honorable Mention), and a video titled Unite-Inspire-Succeed (Award of Distinction).

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ESP Sequanna Taylor advocates for students as a Milwaukee County Supervisor

As an Education Support Professional in Milwaukee Public Schools and an active union member, Sequanna Taylor works with and helps children every day. Now, as a Milwaukee County Supervisor she is able to take her advocacy for children to another level. “I see firsthand how community issues such as affordable housing, proper nutrition, and decent health care overflows into schools,” she says. “How can a student focus on learning when they are worried about their next meal or whether or not they have a place to stay for the night?”

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Sandra Kowalczyk of Sun Prairie selected for Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar

WEAC member Sandra Kowalczyk from Patrick Marsh Middle School, Sun Prairie, has been selected to travel to Peru for a four-week long Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar. Sandra is the only Wisconsin teacher and one of only 16 educators in the country chosen to participate in this program administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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State’s 3 Presidential Scholars recognize WEAC members as most influential teachers

Three graduating Wisconsin seniors have been named Presidential Scholars for 2016, and each named WEAC members as their most influential teachers. Paige Kassner of Kewaunee Senior High School named Dawne Kennedy, who teaches reading and special education; Gabriel Saiz of West High School in Madison credited Advanced Placement European History teacher Susan Gevelber; and Kendra Spier of Cambridge High School, named Agriculture Teacher Emily Klingbeil.

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