Charter school award nominees announced

The Wisconsin Charter Schools Association (WCSA) announced the nominees for the four Awards of Excellence it will present at its Fourth Annual Charter Schools Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 21 at Discovery World.

Any type of public charter school can win as long as it is from or operates in Wisconsin. All of the nominees in the Charter School of the Year category are located in Milwaukee.

Charter School of the Year Nominees

  • Alliance School
  • Carmen High School of Science and Technology
  • Hmong American Peace Academy
  • Highland Community School (Montessori)
  • IDEAL Charter School
  • Milwaukee College Prep
  • Tenor High School
  • Veritas High School
  • Young Leaders Academy
  • Woodlands School

Person of the Year Nominees

  • John Chisholm, District Attorney (Milwaukee)
  • Dr. Mary Diez, Dean of Graduate Studies at Alverno College and Chair of Carmen High School Board of Directors (Milwaukee)
  • Ted Hamm, Coordinator of Arts Education & Educational Development; Administrator Étude High School (Sheboygan)
  • Randy Hatlen, Principal Quest Elementary Charter School (Ripon)
  • Ryan Krohn, Principal/Founder Waukesha STEM Academy (Waukesha)
  • Jose Olivieri, Attorney and Board President of United Community Center (Milwaukee)
  • Karen Rutt, Principal, SEEDS of Health Elementary School (Milwaukee)
  • Nancy Schaitel & Josh Zimmers, Co-Founders, WI Montessori Association (Statewide)

Teacher of the Year Nominees

  • Glen Allen, Milwaukee College Prep
  • Jean Dellman Engelbrecht, Highland Community School, Milwaukee
  • Carol Double, Woodlands School, Milwaukee
  • Allison Harding, Milwaukee College Prep
  • Deanna Johnson, Milwaukee College Prep
  • Tasha Johnson, Milwaukee College Prep
  • David Sullivan Konyn, Professional Learning Institute, Milwaukee
  • Tina Owen, Alliance School, Milwaukee
  • Catherine Savard, WINGS, Milwaukee
  • Karen Swanson, Seeds of Health Elementary, Milwaukee
  • Paul Tweed, Wildlands School, Augusta
  • Tamara Wagner, Veritas High School, Milwaukee
  • Phillip Walker, Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language

School of the Year Nominees

  • Al Brandt, Principal of Kaleidoscope Academy (Appleton)
  • John Danner & Kristoffer Haines, Rocketship Education (Palo Alto)
  • The Staff of Montessori High School (Milwaukee)
  • The Participants of the WCSA sponsored Professional Development Trip to China (25 charter school representatives participated in a trip to China in June, 2011)

Tickets for the awards ceremony, which also features dinner and entertainment, are $45 or $400 for a table of 10. Details are here.

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