Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

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​Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2023 Award cycle have closed.  All nominations submitted will be held until the 2024 Award cycle, which opens in August 2023. Teachers must be nominated for a Fellowship to be eligible to compete for a Fellowship. Teachers can be nominated by students, parents, other teachers, community members, or administrators.  Because the program's purpose is to recognize the contributions of Wisconsin classroom teachers, staff members whose assignments are administrative or supervisory are not eligible. All PK-12 classroom teachers who plan to continue teaching in their current or similar capacity for a minimum of 50% full-time equivalency during the 2024-2025 school year are eligible to be considered for the 2024 award.

Special services teachers are also eligible.  Special services teachers are those who serve in a PK-12 capacity other than that of a classroom teacher. Like classroom teachers, they must have daily face-to-face contact with students. Teachers employed as virtual school teachers associated with a school district are also eligible for nomination. Special services roles can include, but are not limited to: special education, gifted and talented (or other exceptional needs), instructional resource or interventionist, speech language pathologist, school counseling, school psychologist, school nurse, school social worker, or instructional media personnel.

Pre-school teachers must teach in a Pre-K program that is affiliated with an elementary school or school district, must be employees of the district, and must be a licensed teacher in Wisconsin.

Previous Fellowship recipients are ineligible, however applicants who have been nominated in the past but not selected to receive a Fellowship may apply again if nominated.