Eleven educators receive professional development certification from UW-Green Bay

                GREEN BAY ­– Eleven area educators from four school districts have been awarded Professional Development Certificates by the Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

                At an award ceremony held Sept. 21 in the University Union, Derryl Block, interim dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies, congratulated recipients and told them and their guests that completion of the PDC program marks an individual milestone in an educational journey that will benefit students and other educators, too.

                “The PDC was the proper path,” Block said acknowledging the sacrifice of time and effort that was required to complete the rigorous program. “All of you will apply what you’ve learned to encourage learning.”

                The PDC is a unique, self-paced, and individualized professional development program. The focus of the experience is based on student learning as well as professional growth for educators. The Department of Public Instruction recognizes the PDC for five-year re-licensure of educators in Wisconsin.

From left to right: Deborah Bria, Christina Gingle, Amy Olson-Guillen, Kelly Rowe, Mark Romatowski, Meghan Damsheuser, Barbara Staude, James Kampa and James Haese. Missing from photo: Scott Jansky and Joelle Bomski

 

The eleven educators recognized for PDC completion are:

                Joelle Bomski – special education teacher, Preble High School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                Deborah Bria – first-grade teacher, Fort Howard Elementary School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                Barbara Staude – elementary general music teacher, Madison and Stangel Elementary Schools, Manitowoc Public School District

                Kelly Rowe – attendance intervention specialist, school social worker, Preble High School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                Meghan Damsheuser, eighth-grade history and communications teacher, De Pere Middle School, Unified School District of De Pere

                Christina Gingle, school social worker, Preble High School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                Mark Romatowski, ninth-grade American History teacher, Washington Junior High School, Manitowoc Public School District

                Amy Olson Guillen, bilingual school psychologist, Preble High School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                James Haese, K-5 ESL teacher, Anne Sullivan Elementary School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                Scott Jansky, physical education teacher, Two Rivers High School, Two Rivers Public School District

                James R. Kampa, school counselor, West High School, Green Bay Area Public School District

                The Institute for Learning Partnership was founded in 1997-98 to focus on educational excellence with special attention to the PK-16 learner. The Institute brings together the resources of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and northeast Wisconsin’s school districts, businesses and community leadership.

                It was the first PDC to be endorsed by the Professional Development Academy of the Wisconsin Education Association. Eight northeast Wisconsin school districts currently offer recognition and compensation for the PDC. These districts are De Pere, Sheboygan, Pulaski, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, West De Pere and Kiel. With the completion of this newest class of PDC recipients, there are now more than 230 Accomplished Educators in these eight districts.