The Mineral Point Unified School District is proud to announce 2nd Grade Teacher Denise Gorgen and High School Math Teacher Cindi Nothem had their Herb Kohl Fellowship 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.

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.
  • Principal Leadership: Matt Renwick, 2021.