Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Public School Teachers


The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin, USA. Our goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. Each Kohl Fellowship recipient will receive a $6,000 grant and each recipient's school will receive a matching $6,000 grant. 

Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Program

The applications of the public school Kohl Fellowship recipients will automatically be used as the applicants for the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program. Five teachers will be selected.  These Teachers of the Year will come to Madison to be interviewed to select Wisconsin's nominee to the National Teacher of the Year program.

Annually, one religious or independent school teacher Fellowship recipient is also selected to become the private school Teacher of the Year.