Zemke awarded Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – John Muir Middle School sixth-grade health teacher, Patty Zemke was recently awarded a 2021 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship.
“Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom,” a foundation release stated.
“It is a great honor to be nominated for this award by my peers. I am grateful to work with a supportive staff that is willing to try new ideas to do what is best for our students,” said Patty Zemke. “As for the students, they are the best part of my day. I love connecting with them, learning with them, and empowering them to become their best self.”
“Patty continually works, both in her classroom, with student activities, and in her free time away from school, to help make a positive impact on the personal health of individuals in our community. Patty is also dedicated to increasing opportunities for individuals who sometimes have not always had their voices heard and has made a tremendously positive impact in our schools and the Wausau community overall,” John Muir Middle School Principal Patrick Galligan said.
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship recipients and their schools each get a $6,000 grant and are recognized during a spring banquet.