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Ten Stritch alumni recognized by Herb Kohl Educational Foundation

April 22, 2022

Ten Cardinal Stritch University alumni have been recognized by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation and will receive two of Wisconsin's most prestigious awards for educators - the Herb Kohl Principal Leadership Award and the Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship. 

The Foundation's goal is to support Wisconsin teachers and principals in pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms/schools or professional development. The Herb Kohl Principal Leadership Award recognizes and supports excellence in Wisconsin school administration. The Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation. Award recipients receive a $6,000 personal grant and a $6,000 matching grant for his or her school. The Herb Kohl Foundation annually selects 100 teachers and 16 principals to receive awards.

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation is a component of Herb Kohl Philanthropies, which supports several initiatives, all aimed at improving education, economic opportunity and quality of life for the people of Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

A leader in the private sector and public service, former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl has lived his life and values for the benefit of Milwaukee and Wisconsin.  He served in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2013 and owned the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA from 1985-2014. 

Congratulations to this year's honorees!

2022 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leaders

2022 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows

  • Jennifer Cullen (M.E. Instructional Technology, ’06), Pewaukee Lake Elementary, Pewaukee
  • Erin Dreske (M.A. Literacy/English as a Second Language, ’11), Irving Elementary, West Allis
  • Kristin Kamenar (M.S. Instructional Technology, ’04), Waukesha North High School, Waukesha
  • Lisa Merritt (M.A. Special Education, ’95), Silver Spring Intermediate School, Sussex
  • Katy Morrow (M.E. Instructional Technology, ’14), Oak Creek West Middle School, Oak Creek
  • Paula Norman (M.E. Educational Computing, ’98), Tomahawk District Office, Tomahawk
  • Cynthia Nothem (M.S. Educational Leadership, ’09), Mineral Point High School, Mineral Point
  • Heidi Wisniewski (M.A. Reading and Language Arts, ’06), Conrad Elvehjem Primary, McFarland