Herb Kohl

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Press Releases

Catherine Burnett named Private School Teacher of the Year

Friday, May 10, 2019

On May 10 Catherine Burnett, Art Department Chair for Pius XI Catholic High School in Milwaukee, was named 2019 Private School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Burnett has been awarded a $3,000 grant by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in recognition of her accomplishments. For details, click on Download File.

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Chelsea Miller named 2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Thursday, May 9, 2019

In a surprise ceremony on May 9, Chelsea Miller of Jefferson, WI, an art teacher at Sullivan and West elementary schools in the Jefferson School District, was named Wisconsin's 2020 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Miller received a $3,000 grant from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in recognition of her accomplishment. To see the full press release, click on Download File.

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Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl named 2020 High School Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a surprise ceremony on May 8, Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl of Milwaukee, an art teacher at Reagan High School, a Milwaukee public school, was named Wisconsin's 2020 High School Teacher of the Year. Sperzel-Wuchterl received a $3,000 grant from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in recognition of his accomplishment. For the press release, click on Download File.

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Erin McCarthy named 2020 Middle School Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a surprise ceremony at her school on May 8, Erin McCarthy of Milwaukee, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Greendale Middle School, was named the 2020 Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Ms. McCarthy received a grant of $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in recognition of her accomplishment. To view the press release, click on Download File.

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Bawaajigekwe Andrea DeBungie named 2020 Special Services Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In a surprise ceremony on May 6, Bawaajigekwe Andrea DeBungie of Washburn, a special education teacher at Ashland Middle and Lake Superior Elementary schools in the Ashland School District, was named Wisconsin's 2020 Special Services Teacher of the Year. Ms. DeBungie will receive a $3,000 grant from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in recognition of her accomplishment. For the full news release click on Download File.

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Herb Kohl 2019 Award Recipients Announced

Monday, March 4, 2019

Recipients of 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation student scholarships, teacher fellowships and principal leadership awards have been notified of their selection. Each student will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, and each teacher and principal will receive a $6,000 personal grant and a $6,000 matching grant for the award recipient's school. More information, including the list of award recipients and banquets at which they will be honored, is available by clicking Download File.

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Herb Kohl Provides Valentine's Day Gift for Wisconsin Classrooms and Students

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Herb Kohl celebrated the hard work and important contributions of Wisconsin public school teachers by funding all project requests (one per teacher) on the education crowd funding site DonorsChoose.org. Download the file for details.

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Benjamin Grignon named a 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

Monday, May 14, 2018

In a surprise ceremony at his school, Benjamin Grignon, teacher of traditional Menominee crafts at Menominee High School in Keshena, was named a Wisconsin 2019 High School Teacher of the Year. Download the file for details.

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Five Educators Named Named Public School Teachers of the Year

Monday, May 14, 2018

This year, five educators have been chosen to represent Wisconsin's public school teaching corps as Teachers of the Year. Each will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, notified each of the teachers of the honor during surprise announcements in their school districts.

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Liz Gulden named 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Friday, May 11, 2018

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Elizabeth (Liz) Gulden, a kindergarten teacher at Willson Elementary School in Baraboo, was named Wisconsin's 2019 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. As part of the Teacher of the Year honor, Gulden will receive a $3,000 award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

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Maggie McHugh named 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year

Friday, May 11, 2018

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Maggie McHugh of Sparta, a sixth-grade teacher and adviser at the La Crosse Design Institute, was named Wisconsin's 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year. As part of the Teacher of the Year honor, McHugh has received a $3,000 award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Download the file for details.

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Sarahi Monterrey named a 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Sarahi Monterrey, an English Learner teacher at Waukesha North High School, was named a Wisconsin 2019 High School Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent Tony Evers made the announcement during an all-school assembly. As part of the Teacher of the Year honor, Monterrey will receive a $3,000 award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Download the file for details.

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Michael Wilson named 2019 Special Services Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In a surprise ceremony at his school today, Michael Wilson, a school counselor at St. Croix Falls High School, was named Wisconsin's 2019 Special Services Teacher of the Year. As part of the Teacher of the Year honor, Wilson has received a $3,000 award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Download the file for details.

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Erika Galewski Named Wisconsin Private School Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Third Grade teacher Erika Galewski was named Wisconsin Private School Teacher of the Year during an all-school assembly at St. Mary's Elementary School in Altoona. At the event she received a $3,000 award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in recognition of her teaching excellence on behalf of the students at St. Mary's. More information is available at www.wcris.org

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Herb Kohl Provides Support for Wisconsin Classrooms and Students

Monday, May 7, 2018

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week and to celebrate the hard work and important contributions of Wisconsin teachers this school year, Herb Kohl Philanthropies funded all Wisconsin project requests (one per teacher) on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. Download the file for details.

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Herb Kohl 2018 Award Recipients Announced

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Students, teachers and principals who have been selected to receive 2018 awards from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation have been announced and will be recognized at regional award luncheons in April. The attached press release contains the list of winners and award luncheons.

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Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Increases Value of Student, Teacher, and Principal Awards

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A surprise announcement that all Herb Kohl awards will double greeted Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals invited to the April 8 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon in Greendale to honor their selection as 2017 Herb Kohl award recipients. Herb Kohl announced that student scholarships, formerly $5,000, are now $10,000, teacher fellowships, formerly $3,000 are now $6,000 and principal leadership awards, formerly $3,000, are now also $6,000. The schools of teacher and principal award recipients will also receive $^,000.

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