Woodside Elementary School technology integration resource teacher Jodi Rupnow was selected as the 2017-18 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Arts in Community Education (ACE) Teacher of the Year. She was presented with the award March 10 at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s “Salute to Educators” concert at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
Civic Music has presented its music educator recognition program since 1991, and has collaborated with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s “Salute to Educators” night for more than 15 years. In 2017, Civic Music added a category for teachers who teach subjects other than music and who have done exemplary work in their school’s ACE program, a partnership between the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and select schools that integrates the arts.
Rupnow was selected because she integrates technology with other subjects, including the fine arts.
“All the students in our school get multiple opportunities for arts integration because of the projects she assigns,” her nominator wrote.
In addition, Rupnow used her technology expertise to help Woodside staff members teleconference with the ACE evaluator to report on Woodside’s current efforts in arts integration.