Herb Kohl

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Press Releases

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Increases Value of Student, Teacher, and Principal Awards

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A surprise announcement that all Herb Kohl awards will double greeted Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals invited to the April 8 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon in Greendale to honor their selection as 2017 Herb Kohl award recipients. Herb Kohl announced that student scholarships, formerly $5,000, are now $10,000, teacher fellowships, formerly $3,000 are now $6,000 and principal leadership awards, formerly $3,000, are now also $6,000. The schools of teacher and principal award recipients will also receive $^,000.

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Gleason a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year program

Friday, January 20, 2017

Chris Gleason, a 2016 Herb Kohl Fellow, is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year program. Gleason is Wisconsin's 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year. He is an instrumental music teacher and band director at Patrick Marsh Middle School in the Sun Prairie School District.

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Chris Gleason to represent WI in National Teacher of the Year program

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chris Gleason, a band director and instrumental music teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School in the Sun Prairie School District, will represent Wisconsin in the National Teacher of the Year program. For details, click on "Download file".

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Hales Corners Educator named first WI Private School Teacher of the Year

Monday, September 26, 2016

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Jana Horn, a middle school science teacher at Hales Corners Lutheran School in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, was named the first-ever Wisconsin Private School Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. Sharon Schmeling, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools made the announcement during an all-school assembly. For details, click on "Download file".

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Herb Kohl Funds All Teacher Requests on DonorsChoose.org

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

On September 6, 2016 Herb Kohl Philanthropies announced they are fully funding the classroom requests of every Wisconsin teacher posted on the education crowdfunding site Donors Choose.org. As a result of Herb Kohl's generosity approximately 600 WI teachers will receive materials for their 43,000 students totaling $500,000. Click on Download for more information.

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