Wednesday, March 6, 2019
More than 180 graduating seniors, 100 teachers, and 16 principals across Wisconsin have been selected to receive honors and monetary awards this year from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Milwaukee Public Schools is proud of ten teachers and nine students who are counted among the honorees. Awards and scholarships will be presented by former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl in an awards ceremony on April 13 at Greenfield High School.
2019 MPS Teacher Honorees
Alexander Branderhorst, Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Raymond Duncan, Marshall High School
Tina Gleason, Golda Meir School
Jocelyn Johnson, Academy of Accelerated Learning
Margaret Petershack, Transition High School
Kaitlynn Radloff, Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Aimie Rognsvoog, IDEAL
Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl, Reagan High School
Nancy Wisniewski, Mitchell Elementary School
Kaela Zielinski, Academy of Accelerated Learning
Nine MPS students have been selected as recipients in scholarship categories.
Alanna Bielawski, Reagan High School
Alyssa Eske, Rufus King International High School
Nyia Garrett, Reagan High School
Vivica Lewis, Carmen High School South Campus
Sierra Richardson, Riverside High School
Mia Rimmer, King International High School
Erick Torres-Gonzalez, Reagan High School
Madison Xiong, Reagan High School
Avian Cruz, Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Excellence Scholarship recipients demonstrate academic excellence, high motivation, and a broad range of activity and leadership. Initiative Scholarship recipients demonstrate initiative in school and strong promise for success in college and beyond. Winners in each category receive a $10,000 scholarship.
Teacher Fellowship recipients are chosen for leadership, service and a superior ability to inspire a love of learning in students. These honors come with a $6,000 award.
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and businessman, in 1990. To date, the foundation has awarded $17.8 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools.
Congratulations to our outstanding teachers and students!