The Mineral Point Unified School District is proud to announce 2nd Grade Teachers Denise Gorgen and Keri Radtke, along with Elementary Principal Matt Renwick, had their Herb Kohl Fellowship and Leadership applications advanced out of CESA #3 and have been forwarded to the state level for consideration.

The announcement of the winners will likely be made public in the coming weeks. Congratulations on advancing to state!

The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin with the goal of supporting teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. The 100 Herb Kohl Fellowship recipients and the 100 schools of those teachers will each receive a $6,000 grant. Fellowship recipients are chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and for their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.

The purpose of the Herb Kohl Principal Leadership program is to recognize and support administrative leadership. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation’s goal is to support Wisconsin school principals in pursuit of their unrealized goals for their schools or professional development. Twelve public school principals and four religious and independent school principals/administrators will be selected for a Leadership Award. The 16 Kohl Leadership Award recipients and the 16 schools of those principals will each receive $6,000 grants from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

Representatives of the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, CESAs and Milwaukee Public Schools, the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, the Wisconsin Parents Association, and state education-related associations serve on the State Selection Committee.

The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, U.S. Senator (Retired) in 1990.

Past Mineral Point recipients of the Herb Kohl awards at the state level include:

  • Student Excellence: Marsha Bingham, 1991; Christopher Marr, 2004; Cody Pierce, 2020.
  • Student Initiative: Sarah Janke, 2002; Cory Sokol, 2005; Sierra Gunderson, 2011; Ireln King, 2018.
  • Teacher Fellowship: Bonnie Laverty, 1997; Matt Nevers, 2017; Kris McCoy, 2018; Micki Uppena, 2020.