Lisa Mueller, the first-grade teacher at Sturgeon Bay’s St. John Bosco Catholic School, is one of 101 teachers statewide who’s been selected as a 2021 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow. These educators have been chosen for their “superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.”
“Mrs. Mueller does everything she can to ensure her first-grade students receive a strong foundational base from which they will build their faith, academic and life skills as they progress through our learning community,” said Principal Vickie Dassler.
Mueller earned a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Norbert College and a master’s degree, also in education, from Viterbo College. She’s taught first grade at the school for 34 years.
“I love teaching first-graders,” Mueller said. “Their insight, humor and academic growth make every day a delight. I am very honored to be recognized by the Herb Kohl Foundation for the work I’ve done in my classroom throughout the years. Having the support of a great staff and administration, incredible students and families, and opportunities to grow and learn as an educator have made teaching an absolute joy and every day something to look forward to.”
St. John Bosco Catholic School is a consolidation of the three historic Catholic schools.