Nominees sought for Kohl education awards

Nominations are being accepted for 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards. Awards are $6,000, with an additional $6,000 grant going to the school of each selected teacher and principal.

Nominations of Wisconsin teachers and principals for grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade can be submitted online at Deadline is Oct. 8.

Established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards 100 fellowship and 16 leadership awards annually from among applicants throughout the state.

Teachers or principals must be nominated by a parent, student, other teacher, community member or school administrator. To be eligible, Wisconsin teachers and principals must plan to continue in their current capacity for at least one year.

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship rewards teachers who have demonstrated superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, have motivated others and have provided meritorious service both in and outside the classroom. The leadership awards recognize and support principals who demonstrate administrative leadership and positively influence school culture.

Selection of recipients will be made by a panel of members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, cooperative educational service agencies, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, several education-related associations and community representatives. Since the program was established, the Herb Kohl Foundation has awarded 2,964 grants to teachers and principals as well as 2,964 school grants totaling $9.2 million.

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship and Leadership programs are co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools and the state’s 12 cooperative educational service agencies.