Beth Duellman of Eau Claire is winner of WEAC’s first 2018 Badger Ticket Giveaway

Congratulations to Eau Claire teacher Beth Duellman, the first winner of the WEAC’s 2018 Badger Football Ticket Giveaway. The honor goes to WEAC members in appreciation for their dedication to students. Recipients will be treated to a UW Badger football home game, and be recognized statewide on the Badger Radio Network and UWBadgers.com. “I love finding the spark for each individual student and providing them opportunities to grow as collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers, and creators,” Beth said.

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WEAC members are finalists for Presidential Teaching Awards

Two WEAC members are among state finalists for the 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), considered the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for mathematics and science teachers. Congratulations to Alicia Korth of the New London School District and Rebecca Saeman of Middleton-Cross Plains.

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Sun Prairie’s Sandra Kowalczyk is national Middle Level Educator of the Year

Sandra Kowalczyk, a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie and a member of WEAC Region 6, will be awarded the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 2018 Educator of the Year Award. The award, supported by the AMLE Foundation Fund, recognizes outstanding practitioners in middle level education — those who have made a significant impact on the lives of young adolescents through exemplary leadership, vision, and advocacy.

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Genoa City’s Mary Ellen Kanthack wins Award for Teaching Excellence

Genoa City teacher Mary Ellen Kanthack is the winner of a prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, the NEA Foundation has announced. Kanthack, who is the 2018 Wisconsin Elementary School Teacher of the Year, has implemented a wide variety of innovative approaches to education, collaborated extensively with her community on projects, and worked through her local union, WEAC Region 7, WEAC and the NEA not only to access resources but to give back to colleagues by providing valuable professional development leadership. “I am passionate about promoting NEA,” she said.

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WEAC Aspiring Educator Allison Erck wins award for future educators

Allison Erck, who is entering her senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a member of WEAC Region 9/Aspiring Educators, has been awarded the Jack Kinnaman Award for Future Educators. The $2,500 award was presented to her at the NEA annual meeting earlier this summer. “My goal is to teach middle school English language arts, with a classroom that is fully inclusive to all students,” said Erck, who was awarded the scholarship by the retired chapter of the National Education Association.

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