Bruley receives statewide teaching recognition
By City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Assumption Middle School teacher, Shelly Bruley recently received statewide recognition through the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.
Bruley currently teaches sixth grade science, language arts, and reading.
Assumption Catholic Middle School/High School Principal Anne Zacher calls Bruley a “team player” who is willing to help out where needed.
“Shelley genuinely believes that all of her students have the potential to achieve greatness. She sets high academic standards, and then quietly guides them towards success,” Zacher said. “She dedicates herself, continually creating meaningful lessons, updating her curriculum, and finding new ways to engage her students, so her lessons are fresh each year.
“All of Ms. Bruley’s students know and feel that she truly cares about them, she is invested in their success, and she believes in them. They feel safe, confident to speak up in class, ask questions, and be themselves.”
Bruley was among the 2020 teachers honored by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation as it recognized 46 students, teachers, principals, and schools with a total of $496,000 in award grants.
As a recipient of the “Teacher Fellowship” award, which recognizes “teaching excellence and innovation,” Bruley will receive $6,000 and another $6,000 for Assumption.
Fellowship recipients are nominated by students, parents, fellow teachers, community members, or administrators.
“She is a treasure, an outstanding teacher and person, and we are so pleased that her dedication to her calling is being recognized in our state,” Zacher added.