Whitewater educator Diana Callope named NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

The NEA Foundation has named WEAC member Diana Callope, a math educator at Whitewater Middle School in Whitewater, as one the 31 award-winning, public school educators to become this year’s class of Global Learning Fellows. Diana is participating in a year-long, professional learning experience focusing on how to incorporate global competency into instruction, and in June, will travel to Peru for a 10-day international field study.

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Milwaukee’s Heidi Reid is a ‘Top Teacher’

Milwaukee Public Schools speech pathologist Heidi Reid – a Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association and WEAC member – is WISN TV’s March Top Teacher. In a WISN video honoring Heidi, who works at Humboldt Park Elementary School, she says her most exciting moments are seeing children make progress.

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41 WEAC members are named Kohl Teacher Fellows for 2016

Forty-one WEAC members from throughout the state have been named Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows for 2016. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.

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Region 3 Director Sue Dishaw-Britz wins the 2016 WEAC staff award

The WEAC staff award was presented Wednesday night to WEAC Region 3 Director Sue Dishaw-Britz, who WEAC Vice President Ron Martin said “inspires WEAC members and helps them find the power within themselves to advocate for their students and their professions.” Martin and Region 3 President Tara Leithold presented the Cunningham, Dickinson, Watson Award to Dishaw-Britz at a meeting of the Region 3 Executive Board in Green Bay.

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Neenah teacher David Farin honored by UW-Oshkosh

David Farin, teacher of specially designed physical education from Taft Elementary School in Neenah and a WEAC member, was honored recently at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a College of Education and Human Services Professor For A Day during their Annual Luncheon.

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Be passionate, caring and dynamic, Teachers of the Year tell future educators

Be passionate, get to know your students, and always go the extra mile. That was just some of the advice offered Saturday by three recent Wisconsin Teachers of the Year who spoke to a roomful of teachers-to-be at one of the dozens of sessions at the 2016 WEAC Professional Issues Conference in Wisconsin Dells. “Live what you teach,” said 2016 Teacher of Year Roger King of Holmen.

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