Merrill teacher receives $6,000 Kohl Fellowship
A $6,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2018 Fellowship was presented to Joan Tabor, teacher at Pine River School for Young Learners at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman. The school will receive a matching $6,000 grant.
“Receiving Kohl Fellowship recognition is one of the highest honors for a teacher,” said Dr. John Sample, Superintendent for Merrill Area Public Schools. “We are so proud of Mrs. Tabor and the dedication she brings to this wonderful program!”
The Herb Kohl Fellowship recognizes teachers who have demonstrated superior ability to inspire love of learning in their students, have motivated others, and have provided meritorious service both inside and outside the classroom.
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has been recognizing educational excellence annually since 1990, awarding fellowships to 100 Wisconsin teachers and matching grants to each fellow’s school.
Since it was established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has awarded $14.5 million to Wisconsin students, teachers, principals and schools.
On behalf of Pine River School for Young Learners staff and students, Principal Jill Seaman stated, “We are fortunate to have Joan as a teacher at our school and her school family is very happy for her receiving this prestigious award.”