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Engaged in Excellence Awards

The 9th Annual Engaged in Excellence Awards will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024! 

This annual event is an opportunity to recognize staff and community excellence across our district, and celebrate our retirees. Golden Apples will be presented to recognize Elmbrook staff, alumni and community partners. The event will be held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center and live-streamed simultaneously to the Elmbrook Schools YouTube channel.

Nominations are open February 1-11 - all nominations will be considered for the Engaged in Excellence Awards & the Elmbrook Education Foundation's Thank You Thursday's (sponsored by The Corners of Brookfield).


2023 Golden Apple Award Winners

Excellence in Teaching - Elementary
Katherine Banting

Kathryn Banting (Special Education, Dixon)

Excellence in Teaching - High School
Brittany Suchla

Brittany Suchla (Special Education, BCHS/BEHS)

Excellence in Transportation
Diane Koenig

Diane Koenig (Dixon)

Excellence in Service & Support
Frances Bridger

Frances Bridger (Office Manager, BEHS)

Excellence in Teaching Support
Jenna Ziemke

Jenna Ziemke (Special Education Teaching Assistant, Tonawanda)

Excellence in Substitute Teaching
Marty Emery

Marty Emery (Fairview South)

Excellence in Teamwork
Literacy Alignment Team

Literacy Alignment Team (District Office)

Excellence in Community Partnership
The Corners of Brookfield

The Corners of Brookfield

Excellence in Teaching - Middle School
Golden Apple Winner 2023

Trish St. George (Math, WHMS)

Excellence in Teaching - New Educator
Hannah Merlo

Hannah Merlo (Early Childhood, Burleigh)

Excellence in Student Services
Andrea Jungers

Andrea Jungers (Psychologist, Brookfield Elementary)

Excellence in Leadership
Christie Johnson

Christie Johnson (Associate Principal, Swanson)

Excellence in Coaching or Advising
Dan Pronley

Dan Pronley (Drama, BCHS)

Excellence in Volunteering
Chuck Mazza

Chuck Mazza (PPMS)

Alumni Excellence
Alumni Award

Zach Heckman (BCHS, Class of 2018) & Caroline Westrick (BEHS, Class of 2018)

Excellence in Community Partnership

Froedert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Previous Years Highlights:

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