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Korri Kersten is latest WEAC Badger Red for Public Ed winner!

Congratulations to Green Bay teacher Korri Kersten, the latest winner of our WEAC Badger Red for Public Ed promotion! The honor goes to WEAC members in appreciation for their dedication to students. Korri, who has been a first grade teacher at Langlade Elementary School in the Green Bay Area Public School District for six years, will get VIP treatment at the January 19 UW Badger men’s basketball game against Michigan at the Kohl Center in Madison.


Sun Prairie’s Sandra Kowalczyk is Wisconsin’s Global Educator of the Year

WEAC Region 6 member Sandra Kowalczyk, a Sun Prairie middle school reading specialist, will receive the 2018-19 Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year award in a brief ceremony January 16 during the Patrick Marsh Middle School all staff meeting in Sun Prairie.  State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor will present the award, commending Kowalczyk for her work to bring an international perspective to her classrooms and community.


Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor

Former State Superintendent Tony Evers was sworn in Monday as Wisconsin’s 46th governor, and he immediately called for fully funding schools at every level. In his inauguration address, Governor Evers said, “We need to fully fund our public schools at every level, so that every kid in our state has access to a quality education—no matter what the zipcode—from all-day pre-k to our university and technical college systems.” He also reiterated his campaign pledges to make sure health care is affordable and accessible to everyone and to develop “sustainable solutions to our transportation crisis.”