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Susan Richardson is honored at White House ceremony

Susan Richardson with President Joe BidenUnder blue skies on the South Lawn of the White House, President and First Lady Joe and Jill Biden honored a group of about 100 Teachers of the Year on October 18, 2021. MPS is proud to share that Susan Richardson, who teaches third grade at Milwaukee German Immersion School, was among the honorees who took part in the award ceremony.

Awardees were named in autumn 2020. The ceremony, normally held in spring, was pushed back to October due to COVID-19. Yet the delay did not dampen the thrill of traveling to Washington, D.C., to be honored for hard work and dedication. Richardson shared, “I am carrying with me our students in Wisconsin, who continue to relentlessly show up every day through the pandemic. I carry with me the teachers in Wisconsin, who are tirelessly making miracles happen during a time that feels like the work never ends. I’m especially proud to be carrying with me the staff at Milwaukee German Immersion School. Our whole MPS community is incredible, and I am honored to be representing our state and my district, which is full of passionate teachers.”

Richardson has taught at Milwaukee German Immersion School since 2013. A Wisconsin native, she was attracted to the immersion experience for her own children and for her career. Her teaching philosophy centers on triggering curiosity in her students; when students get excited by discussing questions, ideas, and theories, they eagerly seek answers and successfully learn content. Richardson is recognized for promoting equity in her instruction and building relationships with students to serve their individual needs.

MPS also congratulates Koren Jackson, a special education teacher at Transition High School who has taught in MPS since 1999. Koren was also selected as a Teacher of the Year in fall 2020.

Congratulations, Susan and Koren!


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager
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