Ms. Val Bremer named 2020 Herb Kohl Teacher Fellow

Val Bremer KohlMs. 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.