Amy Heusterberg-Richards, an English Language Arts teacher at Bay Port High School, has been selected as the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence award winner, the organization announced this spring.
In selecting Heusterberg-Richards as its state-level award winner, the WCTE cited her leadership and collaboration as hallmarks of successful practice.
“Amy’s investment in professional development, focused on the intersection of English and technology, is notable among her peers,” said WCTE selection committee member and UW-Stevens Point Associate Professor of English David Roloff. “The wide variety of her classes, from remedial to IB English, and her service as an advisor to a number of extracurricular groups demonstrate her dedication to her students.”
Heusterberg-Richards was nominated for the award by her colleagues within the Bay Port High School English department.
“Amy is an outstanding teacher,” said Bay Port High School Principal Mike Frieder. “She understands the importance of building quality relationships with all her students, she has high expectations, and she is passionate about teaching.”
She will receive the honor along with other state honorees at the National Council of Teachers of English convention in November.