South Milwaukee’s Joanna Rizzotto earns WEAC Award for Teaching Excellence

WEAC President Ron Martin on Wednesday presented WEAC’s Award for Teaching Excellence to South Milwaukee teacher Joanna Rizzotto. “Joanna is a tremendous advocate for her students, advancing the very best in professional teaching practices and sharing her expertise with colleagues across the state,” Martin said in presenting the award to her in a ceremony at her school attended by colleagues and students.

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Becky Wittemann of Germantown is latest WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator

Germantown school counselor Becky Wittemann is the latest Wisconsin educator to be named a WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator. She will receive two tickets to the University of Wisconsin Badger football game versus Iowa on Saturday, November 9. “I believe that education is the doorway to success, and I am committed to making sure that all our children’s needs are met – not just educationally, but also mentally and emotionally,” she said.

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Ripon’s Rachel Thorson honored as a 2019 Knowles Teaching Fellow

WEAC Region 5 member Rachel Thorson, who teaches chemistry at Ripon High School, has been selected by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2019 cohort of Teaching Fellows. “I chose teaching because I had teachers that helped me out and am doing my best to pay it forward,” she said. “Additionally, I love the intellectual pursuit of communicating science in a way that does its wonder justice.”

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