Ms. Valerie Bremer,
music teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton has been named
a 2020 Herb Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award Recipient. Ms.
Bremer, who also serves as the Music Director for St. Paul Lutheran
Church, teaches Kindergarten through 8th Grade music. Ms. Bremer
and St. Paul Lutheran School each will receive a $6,000 award from
the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.
The Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship recognizes teachers who have
demonstrated superior ability to inspire love of learning in their
students, have motivated others, and have provided meritorious
service both inside and outside the classroom.
When gleaning attributes of Ms. Bremer's teaching ministry at
St. Paul, Principal. Mr. Michael Yurk said "Val is an exceptional
teacher. She is blessed with outstanding organization skills,
willingness to learn and incorporate new teaching techniques to
meet the needs of our diverse learning population, desires to get
parents involved in her classroom and differentiates her lessons to
ensure all students have the opportunity to find an aspect of music
that works for them."
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has been recognizing
educational excellence annually since 1990, awarding fellowships to
100 Wisconsin teachers and matching grants to each fellow's school.
Currently in its 30th year of recognizing educational excellence,
the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has awarded $21.2 million to
Wisconsin students, teachers, principals and schools.