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Kate McNulty
McNulty Nominated for Kohl Fellowship

Please join us in recognizing the 2018 district nominees for outstanding professional achievement through the Kohl Fellowship. Whitewater Unified School District has a proud history of our staff being recognized for their contributions at the local, state, and national levels. Nominees will be recognized at the September 25 School Board Meeting. The high school is proud to congratulate Ms. Kate McNulty on her nomination. McNulty came to Whitewater to be a middle school teacher in 1997 but also taught one class a day at the high school. With the urging of then principal, Dr. Pat Brooks and an emergency English license, McNulty joined the WHS staff full time the following year as a Spanish and English teacher. She has taught every level of Spanish offered at WHS, English for the 21st Century, and Speech. She has strived to be active with students outside of school as an activity advisor. She started as a cheerleading advisor and moved on to Student Council, Forensics, Yearbook, Prom, Spanish Club, Sophomore Class, Junior Class, Senior Class, and Lead Dogs. Her fondest memories stem from student-staff musicals, Homecoming, and annual first day of school traditions. McNulty credits the amazing students and staff at WHS for keeping her passionate about teaching and she looks forward to what WHS has in store for itself next. Other district Kohl nominees include Jill Meinel at the elementary level, Carmen Behrens at the middle school, Kathy Wilson in the special services category, and Lincoln Principal Mary Kilar in the leadership category.

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Outstanding Educators
Majors Awarded for Outstanding Agricultural Education Program

WHS Ag Teacher, Paul Majors was selected by his Ag Educator colleagues to be the 2016/17 outstanding agricultural education program in Section 10. Section ten encompasses the south east part of Wisconsin. Majors program was selected based upon the leadership development of students, community service projects, and diversity of the program. Majors top right is pictured with other sectional winners at the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) summer Professional Development Conference held in Appleton. The conference provides many new ideas and methods for teachers to institute. During previous years, Majors has presented at the conference on topics ranging from Introduction to Hydroponics to Developing Negotiation skills for Ag Business youth. He has served as Section 10 Vice President during previous years and currently serves as the Chairperson of the WAAE State Teacher Retention committee.

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Hering Inducted into WFSCA Hall of Fame

Tim Hering, long-time Whitewater High School math teacher and football, girls’ basketball, and softball coach, was inducted posthumously into the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Pictured are Mr. Ron Sdano, who nominated Coach Hering, Hering’s daughters Kelly Murray and Laura Granger, former Milton coach Don Vruwink who spoke in honor of Hering (and has established a scholarship in his honor), and Hering’s wife Teresa.

Stewart Presented with Making Democracy Work Award

The WHS Jazz Ensemble performed at the Whitewater Area League of Women Voter's Holiday Dinner, where Social Studies Teacher Mr. Greg Stewart was recognized with the Leagues’ 6th annual Making Democracy Work Award.

Tautges Named Outstanding Educator

Physics Teacher Mr. Tony Tautges has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Each year, the University invites entering first-year students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual ..More Information