Plymouth High School teacher June Winkel poses with Lakeshore Technical College President Mike Lanser, left, and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch after receiving a Top Tech Award.
Posted February 27, 2017
Lakeshore Technical College recently presented a Top Tech Award to Plymouth High School teacher June Winkel, recognizing her influence on career and technical education.
Mrs. Winkel, business teacher and FBLA advisor, was named a Top Tech winner for her efforts to connect with students and for her commitment to their learning.
The award was one of six given to recipients from Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties during the fifth annual recognition reception held Feb. 1, the start of CTE Month. The event included a keynote address by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
LTC noted that Mrs. Winkel, a National Board-certified educator, has used creativity and critical thinking to redesign and add business courses at Plymouth High School.
“Additionally, June communicates and collaborates with others to extend learning even further,” LTC said in announcing the award. “She partners with her fellow colleagues within and beyond CTE as well as with business people at local companies such as Sargento, Plymouth Foam and Suttner Accounting.”
Also recognized with a Top Tech Award was Habitat for Humanity Lakeside, nominated by the Plymouth School District for a new collaboration giving PHS students the opportunity to help build a home for a Plymouth family.
“Thanks to this partnership, students were able to develop and use technical education skills on an actual construction project that serves their community,” according to LTC. “By partnering with Plymouth High School, Habitat is not only living their mission but also extending it to the next generation of skilled workers.”
PHS agriscience teacher Tracy Heinbuch received a Top Tech Award in 2016, PHS partners Curt Joa and Louie Gentine were honored in 2015, and PHS culinary arts teacher Connie Lund was recognized in 2014.
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Representatives from Habitat for Humanity Lakeside pose with their TopTech award. From left are LTC President Mike Lanser; Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch; Habitat board members Dennis Kettermann and Gordan Hubbard; and PHS Principal Jennifer Rauscher, who nominated Habitat.