Julie Harrier, 1st grade teacher at Eagle Point Elementary School, has been named a 2011 Herb Kohl Foundation Fellowship recipient. Kohl fellows are chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and for their leadership and service within and outside the classroom. Harrier is one of 100 teachers throughout Wisconsin to receive the honor, which comes with a $1,000 award to the teacher and their school.
According to Eagle Point Principal Ann Schoenberger, “Julie plans highly engaging lessons, is an active contributor to our school, and has taken on a leadership role within our district”. Schoenberger appreciates Julie’s commitment to students and her profession. She strives to meet the needs of all students in her classroom. Schoenberger cites one recent example where Julie was concerned about helping her English Language Learners (ELLs) and communicating with their parents, so she pursued additional education in ELL and Spanish to improve her ability to work with this group of learners.
According to Schoenberger, Julie played a key leadership role in researching, developing, and implementing an RtI (Response to Intervention) framework for Eagle Point Elementary School. She has also been active in District improvement initiatives, most recently in the areas of reading and math assessment.
Harrier and fellow Wisconsin honorees will be honored by Senator Herb Kohl at a recognition ceremony this spring.