Tower Rock’s Kelly Petrowski wins award


Kelly Petrowski, in front, 2nd from the right, with the Tower Rock staff.

Tower Rock principal, has been awarded the Outstanding Administrator Award by the Wisconsin Title 1 Association. The award, given out annually, is to honor a Wisconsin administrator who demonstrates leadership in the Title 1 program and in his/her school or district.

According to one nominator, Ms. Petrowski “goes above and beyond the basic elements required of a strong Title I school.” Ms. Petrowski worked with a local church to raise funds to purchase books written in Spanish for school families. She was instrumental in obtaining a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant that will support Tower Rock families with an after school program.

Another nominator stated that Ms. Petrowski is a “front-line leader who is making a difference in the lives of students every day. Principal Petrowski holds students at the forefront of every decision and offers an inclusive community environment for all, while endlessly advocating for student’s needs.”

Petrowski said, “For me, this award means Tower Rock has an incredible group of teachers and a dedicated staff who care a ton about our students. It means we’ve got caring families who work in partnership with staff to help support the development of each child.

She continued, “The teachers have worked together over the years to align the language and sequence of skills they are teaching.  Working as one staff, rather than individual teachers has really helped support student success. The teachers and staff don’t focus solely on the academic progress of each student, but their well-being, how they interact with others, and each child’s sense of self.  When students feel good and settled, they can do their best work. I think this award is the recognition of all of that work by staff, families and students over the years.”

The Wisconsin Title 1 Association, a group of Wisconsin educators committed to promoting and enhancing Title 1 programs throughout the state, is proud to honor Kelly Petrowski with the Outstanding Administrator Award.

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