Media Manager Department of Community Engagement
Milwaukee Public Schools
SPECIAL SURPRISE AT HIGH SCHOOL PRECEDES THE PUBLIC EVENT ON SUNDAY
MILWAUKEE, WIS. (JAN. 13, 2014) Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Performing Center of the Arts will recognize a teacher for long-standing support of the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event through student-oriented programming. The award will be presented to a teacher who has contributed to the writing, speech and or art competitions annually and incorporated the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program into their teaching curriculum.
The announcement will be made on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 that the 2015 winner will be English teacher from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riverside University High School Ms. Whitney Gulbronson.
Ms. Gulbronson, who is a Riverside grad, was a longtime Dr. King essay contest participant and won a Dr. King scholarship as a student there. Now as a teacher at her alma mater, she encourages her students and students across the school to participate. Recently, Ms. Gulbronson’s students have gone to the semifinal rounds in both the essay and speech contests. Her colleagues recognize her as a dynamic educator who mentors students and is a leader among the staff.
For her exceptional efforts and dedication to the program, Ms. Gulbronson will be recognized in her classroom with a plaque, roses, balloons, a pair of tickets to Blue Man Group showing at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts, and an iPad mini. The award is sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin.
The annual citywide Dr. King celebration will take place at the Marcus Center on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the event is free to the public and showcases the diverse talents of Milwaukee’s ethnic performing arts groups.
WHAT: Ms. Whitney Gulbronson, high school English teacher, will be surprised and awarded with tokens of appreciation for her long-standing commitment and support of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
program, provided by McDonald’s
WHEN: Wednesday, January 14 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Riverside University High School, Room 321 1615 E Locust Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211
VISUALS: Principal Michael Harris
President & CEO of the Marcus Center, Mr. Paul Mathews
Ronald McDonald presenting Ms. Gulbronson with gifts