Sheboygan’s Matt Miller named state’s Special Services Teacher of the Year

In a surprise ceremony at his school, Matthew W. Miller Sr., an English learner teacher at North High School in Sheboygan, was named Wisconsin’s 2018 Special Services Teacher of the Year. A former student wrote that “Mr. Miller not only showed me and many other students what a leader should be like, but also how to become a leader ourselves.” Miller is a WEAC Region 3 member.

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WEAC member Barbara VanDoorn of Lake Holcombe is Wisconsin Special Services Teacher of the Year

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Barbara VanDoorn, a school counselor at Lake Holcombe School, was named Wisconsin’s Special Services Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. Barbara is a member of WEAC and WEAC Region 1.

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Milwaukee teacher Mai Shoua Xiong throws out ‘first pitch’ at Brewers game on National Teacher Day

To help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, the Milwaukee Brewers invited Milwaukee teacher – and Wisconsin’s 2015 Elementary School Teacher of the Year – Mai Shoua Xiong to throw out the first pitch at Miller Park.

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Teacher of the Year Roger King plants seeds of knowledge at Holmen High School

It takes more than knowing your content to be a great teacher. You have to connect. It’s a fine balance of art and science, and it’s what’s earned WEAC member Roger King recognition as Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year and our representative to the National Teacher of the Year program. King is an agriscience teacher at Holmen High School.

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Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, 2 students learn value of team-building at Space Camp

Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Diana Callope brought two of her students to Space Camp last month, where they all learned the power of team-building. “There were opportunities to eat dinners where there were actual NASA engineers and actual rocket scientists,” Callope told DPI-ConnectEd. “One woman there said her favorite part of her job was when there’s something new they have to figure out and they have to collaborate and communicate.” That’s a lesson Callope said she is bringing back to her entire Whitewater Middle School class this fall.

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