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RUSD Celebrates its 2018 Encore! Awards in Education Winners

10/19/2018

On Thursday, Oct. 18, RUSD celebrated 105 Encore! Awards in Education winners. These RUSD staff members have demonstrated success in the classroom, fostered excellent academic achievement and consistently contribute to making their school or workplace a better place. 

On Thursday, staff were honored at a special celebration held at Festival Hall. 

The District also recognized PPG at Business Partner of the Year and Mr. David Hall as Friend of Education. 

PPG Industries, Inc. is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products and specialty materials. PPG has demonstrated a commitment to supporting education in Southeastern Wisconsin and right here in Racine, RUSD students and staff have benefited from PPG’s generosity and partnership.PPG employees volunteer countless hours in RUSD classrooms helping students and supporting teachers. The company opens up its doors to welcome both students and staff for learning opportunities in their Oak Creek facility. Each year, PPG grants three $1,500 scholarships to high school students planning to attend technical college. PPG also provides financial support to schools in support of STEM curriculum and grants for innovative projects like tiny homes, robotics and bee pods. PPG is a valued RUSD partner helping prepare our RUSD students for future success in college or career.

Mr. David Hall has been actively involved in RUSD for years. He embodies RUSD’s Core Values and generously gives his time and talent in support of our students and families.
In 2014, Hall joined the Superintendent Advisory Council - joining the committee that worked to support the high school transformation effort. President and CEO of Nelson Bros. & Strom Co., in Racine, Hall opened up his business providing opportunities for our students and staff as part of the Academies of Racine. He has also built strong relationships with RUSD’s Family Engagement team and supports their work to partner with school families through events like Family Empowerment Day. Hall gives his time and talent selflessly to improve opportunities for all students. He is always willing to help and be an active part of RUSD’s community.

Take a look at the faces of our 2018 Encore Awards in Education winners!