Outstanding Student Teacher Awards

Each year WCTE selects two senior English education students to receive the Outstanding Student Teacher Award.  Winners will be honored with a certificate and a one-year membership in WCTE.  In 2020, award recipients will receive free registration to WCTE’s annual convention on October 17th (including one night accommodation at the convention hotel, if applicable), and formal recognition at a convention session.

Individuals who student taught or were interns in the Fall 2019 or the Spring 2020 semesters are eligible.  Each institution can nominate one candidate.  Nominees should have a strong commitment to teaching, show leadership in and out of the classroom, possess strong communication skills, maintain rapport with students, and develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.  Letters of recommendation should emphasize these criteria.

The 2020 nominations deadline has been extended to June 1.

David Roloff
Department of English
UW-Stevens Point

Recent recipients:

Alyssa Prindl
Student teaching: Bradley Technical & Trade School, Milwaukee

Jesse Van Dehy
Student teaching: Wausau West High School

Margery Struck
Student teaching: Lynde and Harry Bradley Trade and Technology High School, Milwaukee

Chelsey Gruetzmacher
Student teaching: Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids

Amanda Habert
Student teaching: Wilson and Washington Junior High Schools, Manitowoc

Rachel Bargender
UW-Stevens Point
Student teaching: Stratford High School

Patrick Porwoll
Student teaching: Reagan College Prep High School

Emily Ager-Feser
UW-Stevens Point
Student Teaching: D.C. Everest High School,

Haley Nattinger
Student teaching: Riverside University High School, Milwaukee

Michelle (Velma) Fritz
Student teaching: Milwaukee School of Languages and Rufus King International High School

Chelsea Schumann
DeForest Area High School and Whitehorse Middle School in Madison