Claudine Clark, a world language teacher at East High School, was awarded the Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year Award.
State Superintendent Tony Evers presented the award to Clark at the Wisconsin State Education Convention in Milwaukee on Friday. A release from the Department of Public Instruction says Clark has found innovative ways to bring the world into her classroom.
The release says nomination letters for the award cited the thousands of dollars in scholarships Clark secured so her students could see the world. She’s recognized for bringing international teachers to her school and promoting language learning.
“Wisconsin graduates need to be able to communicate, collaborate, and compete with others across intersections of language and culture,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers in presenting the award today. “Ms. Clark prepares global scholars with these skills, ensuring that they are world-ready.”
Clark is a Wisconsin native. According to the release, she earned her bachelor’s of science degree in secondary education, French and English as a second language from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She has taught in the Madison Metropolitan School District for ten years. Before that, she taught in Hortonville, Green Lake and Janesville.
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