WEAC Region 6 member Nick Meinel says Whitewater school closed the achievement gap by believing in its students

Thanks to the efforts of educators like WEAC Region 6 member Nick Meinel, Washington Elementary School in Whitewater has made huge strides in closing the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, one of the ongoing goals of public education. The school motivates students, Meinel says, “by making this their positive place … by letting them know that no matter what happens here, we still believe in them. We still care.”

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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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