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Teachers Talk: Experience-Based Licenses

This month, we meet educators whose paths to teaching were varied and winding. Each had to take a leap of faith, as did the school districts that...
Cyndi Pavelski

Innovative Program About More Than Marketing

The Student Marketing Team at the Appleton Area School District (AASD) emphasizes building skills such as communications, collaboration, and...

Little Chute Youth Apprentice Loves Her Career Choice!

Today’s success story comes from the Little Chute Career Pathways Academy (LCCPA) and its LCCPA News monthly newsletter. It is reprinted with...

Making It Work

Delaine Stendahl is one of those people who focuses on doing a good job and day by day, builds a reputation for outstanding work in her field. She’s...

Igniting Spark Leads to Teaching Award

Kim Hart-Shatswell, an educator at Jefferson High School, has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer...

Small But Mighty Luck FFA Helps Community

Pictured: Kirsten Konder, agricultural/technology education teacher and FFA advisor The Luck High School FFA was all set to celebrate FFA Week last...
Nicole Cheesman hard at work

Incredibly Successful

by Jake Ekdahl, The Freeman These days, it’s not uncommon for high schoolers to earn some college credits before finishing up senior year, but...

Exploration Leads to Non-Traditional Welding Career

Jorja Larson took her first welding exploration course at Baraboo High School. It sparked a real interest in a career that’s 98 percent male.* Her...

The Double-Double Graduate

Jacob Allender graduated from Waterford High School last spring—after graduating from Gateway Technical College with a welding diploma. Not only...

This Graduate Has Options

Cudahy High School (CHS) graduate Kody Adams has always known he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a firefighter, and that might...

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