Brussels, Wis. (February 26, 2021) – The Southern Door County School District received word that our elementary teacher, Mrs. Jessica Meacham, has received the 2021 Herb Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award.
Mrs. Meacham received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Northwestern, in St. Paul, MN, and her Master of Arts degree in Education from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. After teaching 6 years in Minnesota, she relocated to Wisconsin, where she has taught the past 18 years at Southern Door as a primary teacher. Three years ago, Mrs. Meacham became the founder and current teacher of the PreK12 STEAM program. In addition to her extensive involvement as an educator at Southern Door, Mrs. Meacham has global connections with other educators. She was named Wisconsin’s Rural Teacher of the Year in 2013 and the National Rural Teacher of the Year 2014.
Elementary principal, Mr. Cory Vandertie said: “Mrs. Meacham makes the ordinary, extraordinary! Her incredible passion for teaching and learning is contagious, and she inspires her colleagues and students to never settle for less than their best!”
Mrs. Meacham was 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, regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and the Wisconsin Homeschool Parents Association. The full press release can be found at this link: Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Inc. News Release.