UW-Madison alum Kowalczyk earns Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year award

Sandra Kowalczyk, a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, received the 2018-19 Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year award in a brief ceremony Jan. 16 at the school.

Kowalczyk is an alumna of UW-Madison, having earned a reading specialist license through the School of Education in 2005.

Kowalczyk was recognized for her work to bring an international perspective to her classrooms and community.

“Developing global competence takes time. Sandra captures and sustains middle school students’ attention through global literature and face-to-face opportunities to learn from people of other cultural backgrounds,” Carolyn Stanford Taylor, Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, said in a news release. “She is generous with her time, sharing successful practices with fellow educators here and across the world.”

Fellow teachers, parents, colleagues, friends, or students can nominate a teacher for the Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year Award, which recognizes those who provide high-quality learning opportunities for students and make exemplary contributions to the profession as it relates to global education.

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