WAUSAU (WAOW) – A learning disabilities teacher at Wausau West High School has been named Wisconsin's special services teacher of the year, the state Department of Public Instruction said Wednesday.
Lynne Kohlhepp will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation as part of the honor, state Superintendent Tony Evers said.
Evers made the announcement at an all-school assembly honoring Kohlhepp.
One of her most successful programs allows ninth grade students with specific learning disabilities to be completely included in the main English class, Evers said.
“Kohlhepp works with students for pre-teaching the English concepts. She utilizes alternative methods of delivery, such as audio books, to help students learn themes and concepts.,” Evers said in a statement. “The students are then able to participate in the classroom discussions, assignments, quizzes and assessments with their peers.”
Kohlhepp has taught at Wausau West since 1992. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.