Charter schools, grants among successes
New London School District employees were acknowledged for accomplishments spanning from bringing in New London Chamber of Commerce awards to securing grants for programs.
Recipients of recognition at the May 13 teachers’ meeting were:
Becky Marquardt, business education department, was awarded the Educational Foundation Accounting Careers Awareness grant from Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The grant will further accounting education. Marquardt also for the first year offered students both hybrid learning opportunities and KSCADE programming.
Pat Peters, library media specialist, was awarded a technology grant for the library makerspace, which is an area for design and collaboration. She was also pivotal to the district’s Chromebook laptop initiative.
Lori Menning, bilingual department, secured a grant from the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. She also received a technology mini-grant this month.
Jo Collar, Chris Doran and Amalia Wegner successfully implemented the district’s Catalyst Academy in fall 2014. They reengaged past dropouts, provided graduation opportunities for students in need of alternative education and built community connections.
Andy Fuhs, technical education department, supervised student workers in the remodeling of the Catalyst Academy, which ultimately received the New London Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Award.
Joanna Ledgerwood, English department, received the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s Early Career Educator Award.
Erin Miller, early childhood development, received the Waupaca County ARC Special Educator Award for 2015.
Bill Storck, counseling department, was asked to serve on Ripon College’s Admissions Advisory Board for a three-year term.
Joe Connelly, science department, for representing New London at the Next Generation Schools Symposium in Fond du Lac this spring and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers conference in Appleton in 2014.
Anne Ferge and Missy Porath continue to meet educational needs of middle school and high school students utilizing hybrid learning options with the Next Generation Academy.
The Bulldogs of Character program, which promotes positive character choices, was recognized by the New London Chamber of Commerce this year.