Sunday, March 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, Mineral Point Kindergarten teacher Jill McGuire received a very special honor.

The Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education named her a recipient of the Pre-Service Educator Award. She was the only educator in CESA #3 to earn this award.

Also honored as a recipient of the Early Career Educator Award was fellow CESA #3 teacher Kevyn Webb, Platteville.

McGuire has serviced 22 student teachers during her career.

The Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) is a professional organization composed of Wisconsin institutions that prepare students for initial teacher licensure. The group’s mission is to provide leadership in the preparation of highly qualified professional educators. WACTE is committed to the education of career teachers whose work in classrooms in Wisconsin, the nation, and the world will result in robust student learning. To that end, the organization facilitates deep consideration of issues related to teacher effectiveness and student learning and collaborates with organizations and agencies to promote research-based standards and policies for professional educator development.