Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, 2007
Terry Kaldhusdal teaches across the curriculum at Kettle Moraine Middle School in Southeastern Wisconsin. He is currently part of a team of teachers creating a school within a school for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Their mission is to prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges. It is a personalized, blended learning model that allows students to connect the dots between reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, music, and art. He’s a founding member of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Council, which advises the State Superintendent, and was a member of the Wisconsin School and District Accountability Design Team, which was led by Governor Scott Walker and State Superintendent Tony Evers. Kaldhusdal is a 2006 Kohl Fellowship award winner; 2007 Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year; 2011 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Teacher of the Year for Wisconsin; 2014 Wisconsin Environmental Co-Educator of the Year; and the 2014 Lowell Milken Fellowship Award.
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