The selection committee for Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program has announced that School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) teacher Jaimie Howe is one of 100 teachers statewide to be named a recipient of the 2018 Herb Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award.

Howe is a Title I Intervention Specialist at River Heights Elementary School. She is a member of the Wisconsin Instructional Coaching Collaborative Leadership Team and is also an adjunct instructor for UW-Stout and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, teaching graduate courses for teachers pursuing their reading certification.

Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.

Recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, representatives of education-related associations, and the program’s co-sponsors: the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and the Wisconsin Parents Association.

The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, a philanthropist and businessman, in 1990. To date, the foundation has awarded $14.5 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools. Kohl will present the award to Howe at a luncheon for the North Central and Northwest regions to be held on Sunday, April 22 at Chippewa Falls Middle School.

Howe and her husband, Kristofer, have two sons and live in Menomonie.


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Laura covers local/prep sports as well as school-related and general news in Dunn County. She joined The Dunn County News in October 2016. She can be contacted directly at or (715) 279-6721.

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