2021 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
This year marks the 16th year that Madison Communications has sponsored the Teacher of the Year Awards contest! Any teacher that is employed at a school district within our Madison coverage is eligible to be nominated for this award.
The contest takes place from March 1st– May 3rd and is divided into the nomination and voting phase. During the month of March, we received a total of 144 nominations and during the month of April, we received over 8,000 votes. The three teachers who received the highest number of votes were announced May 3rd on social media platforms as well as on our website.
The top three winners each received $500 for classroom use, a $100 donation to the club/sport of the teacher’s choice (In place of the classroom pizza party due to COVID), and a Teacher of the Year Plaque.
The 2021 winners were as follows: Cate Plovich from Ben-Gil Elementary, Kim Knight from Our Lady Queen of Peace, and Valerie Jubelt from Ben-Gil Elementary! Congratulations to our winners!
Cate Plovich– Cate is a very caring teacher. She is always helping the students and the school out when they need the extra help. She is also very funny and has jokes that make her students smile. She deserves this award!
Kim Knight– Mrs. Knight has been so patient while teaching remote this year. We are all so happy with the progress our kids are making with her. Our Lady Queen of Peace is lucky to have her. She deserves all of the awards!
Valerie Jubelt– Valerie always makes the students feel like she truly cares about them. She makes learning fun and does everything she can to help her students. She was the first teacher my niece had that she absolutely loved. Valerie helped her to not only be more confident in her schoolwork, but also to be more confident in herself. She is a role model that deserves this award!