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Alum Grignon named a Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year

June 19, 2018
The 2019 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year have been announced and one of this year's award winners is UW-Madison alumnus Benjamin Grignon.

Ben Grignon
Grignon graduated from the School of Education's Art Department in 2005 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. Currently, Grignon teaches traditional Menominee crafts at Menominee Indian High School in Keshena. 

As part of the Teacher of the Year honor, Grignon will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

The teachers are chosen by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction every year.

The other teachers recognized include: kindergarten teacher Liz Gulden at Willson Elementary School in Baraboo, sixth-grade teacher Maggie McHugh at the La Crosse Design Institute, English Learner teacher Sarahi Monterrey at Waukesha North High School, and school counselor Michael Wilson at St. Croix Falls High School. 

To learn much more about Grignon, check out this Wisconsin DPI report.