20 min

Voices of Veterans - Ms. Karen Ray 2024 Wisconsin VFW High School Teacher of the Year Mission & Academics

    • Education

In this episode, host Linda Pryor, interviews BA Upper School teacher, Ms. Karen Ray who recently was named the High School Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin VFW.

Ms. Ray earned this recognition based on her exemplary performance across four distinct criteria: Citizenship, Innovation, Resources, and Passion for Teaching.

During their conversation, it becomes clear why Ms. Ray was deserving of this award. She has developed strong ties to the community, including many Veterans, and shares her experiences with her students. She and Linda talk about her Veteran Interview Project. Through this effort, she has recorded the stories of more than 1,500 Veterans.

If you love history, you'll enjoy this conversation and be inspired by this impressive teacher.

*In the episode, Ms. Ray mistakenly indicated that the VFW was founded post-WWII. In actuality, it was founded in 1899. The Voice of Democracy competition sponsored by the VFW started in 1947.

If you like what you hear, please review and subscribe to the Mission Moments podcast. If you'd like to learn more about Brookfield Academy and what the school can offer your child, visit www.brookfieldacademy.org.

If you have questions about this podcast please email the host, Linda Pryor, Executive Director of the Center for Mission & Academics at Brookfield Academy, at linda.pryor@brookfieldacademy.org.

In this episode, host Linda Pryor, interviews BA Upper School teacher, Ms. Karen Ray who recently was named the High School Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin VFW.

Ms. Ray earned this recognition based on her exemplary performance across four distinct criteria: Citizenship, Innovation, Resources, and Passion for Teaching.

During their conversation, it becomes clear why Ms. Ray was deserving of this award. She has developed strong ties to the community, including many Veterans, and shares her experiences with her students. She and Linda talk about her Veteran Interview Project. Through this effort, she has recorded the stories of more than 1,500 Veterans.

If you love history, you'll enjoy this conversation and be inspired by this impressive teacher.

*In the episode, Ms. Ray mistakenly indicated that the VFW was founded post-WWII. In actuality, it was founded in 1899. The Voice of Democracy competition sponsored by the VFW started in 1947.

If you like what you hear, please review and subscribe to the Mission Moments podcast. If you'd like to learn more about Brookfield Academy and what the school can offer your child, visit www.brookfieldacademy.org.

If you have questions about this podcast please email the host, Linda Pryor, Executive Director of the Center for Mission & Academics at Brookfield Academy, at linda.pryor@brookfieldacademy.org.

20 min

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