For the City Times
MILWAUKEE — A $6000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2017 Fellowship was presented to Nicholas Sydorowicz and William Oswald last week.
Both Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School (WRAMS) teachers were recognized at a luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman. Their schools will receive matching $6,000 grants. Sydorowicz is a Instructional Technology Coordinator and Educator Effectiveness Coach, while Oswald teaches sixth grade English language arts.
In March, teachers receiving the fellowship were informed that they and their schools would be awarded $3,000 grants, but in a surprise announcement at the recognition luncheon, Herb Kohl revealed that he was doubling the size of the award.
“The Herb Kohl 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.”
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. Since it was established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has awarded $11.7 million to Wisconsin students, teachers, principals and schools.