Janelle Morgan, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is one of three teachers to earn the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award this year.
The award is given to teachers who demonstrate the ability to impart genuine enthusiasm for the German language and culture to students, and also for implementing modern technological teaching methods in the classroom.
German Excellence Award Given Since 2008
Morgan is a part of the sixth group of recipients since the award was founded in 2008. It is awarded every year by The German Embassy, the Goethe-Institute, and the American Association of Teachers of German. Morgan herself is fluent in the language and is able to provide professional German translation.
She teaches German to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at the Milwaukee School of Languages, also called MSL. The school is ranked as the seventh best high school in Wisconsin and is set apart from other schools because they use language as a part of the school’s core curriculum.
“When students have a global perspective and empathy for others different than themselves, it will prepare them for the future,” says Morgan.