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DPI School Library Media Consultant Named WEMTA 2024 Professional of the Year

Monday, March 4, 2024

Monica Treptow speaking at podium.The DPI’s Library Services Team congratulates School Library Media Consultant Monica Treptow for being named WEMTA 2024 Professional of the Year. The award, presented by the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA), recognizes a member of the Association for their leadership and professionalism in the library, media, or educational technology profession in service to K-12 students, teachers, and the community.  

Treptow received the award Monday during the WEMTA 2024 Conference. Those who helped nominate Treptow, consisting of the DPI’s Library Services Team Director Ben Miller, Coordinator and Senior Lecturer from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Susan Hersch, and Little Chute Area School District Library Director Becky Ackermann, presented the award.

In their nomination, the group warmly reflected on Treptow’s amazing contribution to Wisconsin’s schools and librarians, “Monica has been a true leader in the field, bringing together experienced professionals, supporting those new to the role and providing fresh opportunities for continuous professional growth for everyone…. Whether facilitating a meeting of library and technology leaders from Wisconsin’s five largest school districts or working with CESA's to create connections across the most rural counties, Monica truly has impacted all corners of our state.”

Treptow previously worked as a high school English teacher, as well a library media specialist for several school districts. She has worked as the DPI’s school library media consultant for 6 years.

Thank you, Monica for your support and unwavering commitment to Wisconsin’s schools and librarians. You are without a doubt a shining example of an educational leader and truly deserving of the WEMTA 2024 Professional of the Year.

For questions about this information, contact Beth Tomev (608) 266-7410

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