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Golden Apples To The Chippewa Valley’s Best

In February, one educator or staff member from each of the Eau Claire Area School District’s 20 schools received a Golden Apple Award to celebrate their outstanding achievement and exceptional service to their school and student.  Bob Gallaher of WEAU 13 News, followed by a film crew, broke the news to each winner in surprise visits throughout the month of February, and the resulting segments were aired on WEAU. The Golden Apple festivities culminate with a banquet on Thursday, April 16 at Wild Ridge Golf Course.


The Eau Claire Area School District honors Homeless Coordinator

Dani Claesges

Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School honors Special Education Assistant

Michele Branco

DeLong Middle School honors Math Teacher

Ben Albrecht

Flynn Elementary School honors 5th Grade Teacher

Cheryl Lawrence

Lakeshore Elementary honors Art Teacher

Erin Janke

Locust Lane Elementary honors Reading Teacher

Wendy Arneson

Longfellow Elementary School honors Playground Supervisor

Denise Hoenisch

Manz Elementary School honors Instructional Coach

Debra Erickson

McKinley Charter School honors School Secretary

Mary Schlageter

Meadowview Elementary School honors Special Education Teacher

Erin Peters

Memorial High School honors Special Education Teacher

Tracy Moran

North High School honors Science Teacher

Kevin Mesiar

Northstar Middle School honors 6th Grade Teacher

Tim Camlek

Northwoods Elementary School honors General School Assistant

Karen Holman

Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center honors EC4T Teacher

Mariah Halling

Putnam Heights Elementary School honors Literacy Coach

Elissa Knight

Robbins Elementary School honors Special Education Teacher

Kelly Custer

Roosevelt Elementary School honors 1st Grade Teacher

Brittany Ferrell

Sam Davey Elementary School honors School Secretary

Jean Derfus

Sherman Elementary School honors Kindergarten Teacher

Janessa Derleth

South Middle School honors Spanish Teacher

Jacqueline Strayer


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