MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Erin McCarthy!
Erin McCarthy of Milwaukee, an eighth grade social studies teacher at Greendale Middle School, has been named the 2020 Middle School Teacher of the Year. Erin McCarthy strives to spark every child's curiosity about history, along with their sense of agency in the present, so that they leave her class enthusiastic not only to explore the world, but to improve it. McCarthy considers it her mission "to connect students to their place in history so they take action to impact their local and global community." She finds she is able to spark curiosity and motivate reluctant learners by connecting them to diverse figures, especially those whose voices have been left out of history.
Congratulations to Erin for being named Wisconsin's 2019-2020 Middle School Teacher of the Year!