Hamilton High School counselor Kristin Hasbrook was selected as a 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow. She was one of 100 teachers chosen statewide for the award because of her “skill as a leader and agent for positive change and superior ability to inspire love of learning,” according to the letter announcing her selection.
Both Hasbrook and Hamilton High School will each receive a $6,000 grant. The award will be presented May 9 in Milwaukee.
Recipients were selected by a statewide committee of civic leaders and representatives of the program’s co-sponsors: Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), Association of Wisconsin School Administrators and Wisconsin Parents Association.
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and businessman, in 1990. To date the foundation has awarded $20.9 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools.
“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation. I am very proud of the accomplishments of these students, teachers and principals and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future,” Kohl said.