Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Teacher Fellowship Program


The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the state of Wisconsin, USA. Our goal is to support Wisconsin teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. The 100 Herb Kohl Fellowship recipients and the 100 Wisconsin schools of those teachers will each receive a $6,000 grant.  Nominations for the Herb Kohl Fellowship will only be accepted using this website's online nomination form.  Nominations for 2023 Fellowships is now closed.  All nominations will be held until the 2024 cycle opens in August 2023.  The nomination and application process is divided between public and private schools.

Applications for the 2023 cycle is now closed


Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Programs

Public school recipients of Herb Kohl teacher Fellowships automatically become candidates for the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year (TOY) program, and a state selection committee selects five Teachers of the Year using the pool of Kohl Fellowship recipient applications.  The five selected teachers are interviewed by a committee of reviewers to determine Wisconsin's nominee to the National Teacher of the Year Program.