Wauwatosa Student, Teacher Recognized as Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Award Winners
A Wauwatosa School District student and teacher have each received 2022 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards.
Nathan Foley, a senior at Wauwatosa East High School, was named a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholar and will receive a $10,000 scholarship. He is among 174 high school seniors recognized for a demonstration of excellence and motivation to achieve in an academic setting, a display of varied activity and demonstration of leadership outside of school and an indication of a likelihood to achieve success in college and beyond.
Washington Elementary Second Grade Teacher Cindy Nolette was honored as a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow and will be awarded $6,000. She is one of 100 teachers to receive the recognition this year for inspiring students and fostering a love of learning, motivating others in the school community and demonstrating leadership and service both inside and outside the classroom.
“We are incredibly proud of Mr. Foley and Ms. Nolette, and want to congratulate them for being recognized for their outstanding work,” said Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent. “This honor reflects not only their own hard work as individuals, but also the efforts of our district as a whole, which strives to create a nurturing educational environment for our staff members and students.”
The two honorees were among 291 Wisconsin students and teachers named by the Kohl Foundation, which has awarded more than $28.3 million to Wisconsin students, teachers, principals and schools since the program was established in 1990. Kohl, a philanthropist and businessman, represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2013.
Kohl Foundation award recipients are chosen by a statewide committee made up of civic leaders, representative of associations in the educational field and representatives of program co-sponsors, including the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, the Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation and regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies. To learn more, visit https://www.kohleducation.org.