MARSHFIELD — Twenty-four local “Teachers of Distinction” have been selected as part of the Crystal Apple Awards process, which is presented by the Marshfield Area Chamber Foundation. In its 13th year, the Crystal Apple Awards kicked off this past February as volunteers visited area schools and encouraged students to nominate their favorite teacher for recognition.
Nominated teachers were then put on ballots to be further voted on by their peers to determine the educators most deserving of recognition. On Tuesday, March 24, Crystal Apple Ambassadors traveled to each of the schools to announce the “Teachers of Distinction.”
The “Teachers of Distinction” will now prepare to present their teaching philosophies to a selection team, which will then select four Crystal Apple winners from that group. In addition to the recognition from peers and students, the four award winners will also receive $1,000.
All 24 “Teachers of Distinction” will be honored at the Crystal Apple banquet on October 7 of this year at the Holiday Inn in Marshfield.
This year the Chamber Foundation received a record 1,040 nominations, representing 329 educators in 24 different schools.
|2015 Teachers of Distinction|
|Auburndale Elementary||Marty Yohn – Elementary & Middle School Art|
|Auburndale Middle/High School||Kara Lasiewicz – Secondary Art|
|Columbus Catholic High School||Danielle Wojcik – Art|
|Columbus Catholic St. John’s/OLP||Cheryl Schmidt – Second|
|Columbus Catholic St. John’s/OLP||Emily Wipple – First|
|Granton Schools||Kim Aumann – Fifth|
|Greenwood Elementary||Jill Pedretti – Kindergarten|
|Greenwood Middle/High School||Penny Wehrs – Physical Education|
|Immanuel Lutheran||Brenda Kuhnau – Fourth|
|Marshfield Grant||Matthew Korth – Fourth|
|Marshfield Grant||Amber Schultz – First|
|Marshfield High School||Dean McFarlane – Science|
|Marshfield High School||Joshua Knecht – Science|
|Marshfield High School||Jessica LeMoine – Science|
|Marshfield Lincoln||Sondra Baierl – Second|
|Marshfield Madison||Amy Beil-Larson – Third|
|Marshfield Middle School||Karmen Gorman – Health|
|Marshfield Nasonville||Bridgett Reil – Art|
|Marshfield Washington||Ann Kollross-Ott – Exceptional Student Services|
|Pittsville Elementary||Susanne Niehaus – Kindergarten|
|Pittsville High School||Todd Stewart – Life Science & Psychology|
|Spencer Elementary||Janet Wolf – 4K|
|Spencer High School||Ruby Thomas – Art|
|St. Joseph School||Jan Schmidt – Second|