The 2021 selection committee of the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced recipients of 317 awards for Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals. Awards in the amount of $6,000 are being made to 101 teachers, 16 principals, and their schools, and $10,000 scholarships will be given to 200 graduating high school seniors.
The Mineral Point Unified School District is proud to report that Matt Renwick, Elementary Principal, has been named a winner of the Principal Leadership Award.
Leadership Award recipients are school principals who are being recognized for setting high standards for instruction, achievement and character, and creating a climate to best serve students, families, staff and community.
Renwick is the first principal from Mineral Point to earn this honor, as well as the first from CESA 3.
The purpose of the Herb Kohl Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Award is to recognize and support excellence in Wisconsin school administration. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation’s goal is to support Wisconsin principals in pursuit of their unrealized goals for their schools or professional development.
Excellence Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Award recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, and representatives of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors: The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and the Wisconsin Homeschool Parents Association.
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and businessman, 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.