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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Four students win WEAC scholarships to help them become educators

Four Wisconsin students were honored this spring as recipients of 2016 WEAC Future Teacher Scholarships. Each was selected based on his or her commitment and enthusiasm for continuing Wisconsin’s proud tradition of providing the highest quality teachers for students. The winners – each of whom is the son or daughter of a WEAC member and plans to enter the education profession – were recognized at the WEAC annual Representative Assembly with more than 500 educators from around the state present to applaud their accomplishment.

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Penny Kroening of Waukesha is a Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Personalized learning and the joy of movement are teaching touchstones for Penny Kroening of Summit View Elementary School in Waukesha, who was named 2016 Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America (the national Society of Health and Physical Educators). Penny is a WEAC member and a member of WEAC Region 7.

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