When was the last time you thanked a teacher? Here’s your chance.


Everyone has a story about a teacher who made a difference in their life.

Maybe it was Mrs. Tucker who taught you to read. Maybe it was Mr. Burke who showed you how to avoid being bullied on the playground.  Or Mrs. Marvin, who is the singular reason you know long division. Then again, it could have been Professor Simons, that professor who made micro-biology a lot less scary than it seemed.

Amazing educators have challenged us to be better thinkers, dared us to change career paths in a single lecture, and inspired us to believe that, with a little hard work, a better future is possible.

But, how often do we take the time to thank them?
I’d argue that it’s probably not nearly often enough.

Fortunately, the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM), a collective comprised of deans from nine area higher education institutions, has instituted a celebration honoring the work of teachers in the Milwaukee area. The event is open to the public and all who support the work of teachers are encouraged to attend.

Join us for an evening of celebration honoring outstanding teachers in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Second Annual Celebration of Teachers & Teaching
Thursday, October 16
Alverno College Conference Center
3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53219
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with heavy appetizers and a raffle-style auction
Brief awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Cash bar will be available
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.



Each admission includes 10 tickets for our Celebration of Teachers & Teaching silent auction, which includes gift cards and items donated by: Afro Fusion CuisineAlverno PresentsBecky’s Blissful BakeryThe Chef’s TableComet CaféEvolution Gastro PongFrom Milwaukee with LoveGreat Lakes DistilleryHarley-Davidson MuseumIndulgence ChocolatiersMarcus Hotels & Restaurants, Milwaukee Public TelevisionThe Milwaukee Art MuseumMilwaukee Food & City ToursNueske’sPatricia O’Brien & Co.Present MusicPurple Door Ice CreamRishi TeaThe Ruby TapSkylight TheaterSURG RestaurantsThe National CaféTransfer Pizzeria and Cafe  The Wisconsin Historical Society and Wolf Peach Restaurant.

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