About 200 graduating seniors, 101 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 eleven teachers and thirteen students who are counted among the honorees.
2020 MPS Teacher Honorees
- Megan Geddes, Highland Community School
- Julie Hapeman, Milwaukee Public Schools District Office
- Andrew Lazzari, Audubon High School
- Joan Masek, Hamilton High School
- Stephanie Meyer, Hamilton High School
- Melissa Ray, Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
- Danielle Robinson, Brown Street Academy
- Alicia Steiner, Highland Community School
- Zachary Tillman, Reagan High School
- Matt Wood, Reagan High School
- Michelle Young, Golda Meir School
In addition, thirteen MPS students have been selected as recipients in two scholarship categories. Excellence Scholars and Initiative Scholars receive $10,000 to pursue higher education.
- Catherine Fink, Milwaukee School of Languages
- Maya Groser, Rufus King International High School
- Isabella Heller de Messer, Rufus King International High School
- Hannah Hippe, Rufus King International High School
- Meng Moua, Rufus King International High School
- Iman Snobar, Reagan High School
- Daevion Alexander, Obama School of Career & Technical Education
- Darnell Burrell, Vincent High School
- Tiyonna Duckworth, North Division High School
- Anya Ramos, Audubon High School
- Quashawn Saygo, Banner Preparatory School
- Taniyra Spinks, Pulaski High School
- Narielle Tyler, MacDowell Montessori School
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 both categories 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 $25.2 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools.
Congratulations to our outstanding teachers and students!