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    News Release July 2002: Wisconsin Teachers to Receive Civics Training

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    State Bar of Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin Teachers to Receive Civics Training
    State Bar hosts first "We the People" Summer Institute

    MADISON, July 10, 2002 - Twenty-three teachers from across the state will head to Madison next week to participate in an intensive, weeklong dialogue that will focus on the challenges of teaching civic education in Wisconsin schools.

    The first "We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution" Wisconsin Summer Institute, sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Law Foundation, will be held at the State Bar Center from July 14-21.

    The summer institute prepares teachers to implement the "We the People" curriculum. During this rigorous professional development program, participants will take part in lectures and discussions on constitutional themes, classroom strategies and performance assessment. The institute will culminate with a simulated congressional hearing similar to the student activity held during the school year.

    "We the People" is a nationally acclaimed program that helps students understand the history and principles of our constitutional government. The program focuses on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and fosters civic competence and responsibility among elementary, middle and secondary students in public and private schools. It is directed by the Center for Civic Education and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

    For more information on the Wisconsin Summer Institute and "We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution," visit or contact Dee Runaas at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6191.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the legal system.

    2002 Wisconsin Summer Institute Participants

    Rick Brunig
    Waunakee High School
    100 School Drive
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    School Phone: 608-849-2100
    School Fax: 608-849-2164
    Home Address: 1507 Bradford Bay
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    Home Phone: 608-849-3965
    11th grade

    Lisa Christensen
    North High School
    5000 N. Ballard Road
    Appleton, WI 54913
    School Phone: 920-832-4300
    School Fax: 920-832-4301
    Home Address: 54 Weatherstone Dr.
    Appleton, WI 54913
    Home Phone: 920-739-8121
    9th & 11th grades

    Lynn Eby
    Maine Elementary School
    5901 N. 44th Avenue
    Wausau, WI 54401
    School Phone: 715-675-7383
    School Fax: 715-675-6852
    Home Address: 624 Franklin St.
    Wausau, WI 54403
    Home Phone: 715-848-3396
    5th grade

    Dixie Erickson
    Lincoln Hills School - DJC
    W4380 Copper Lake Rd.
    Irma, WI 54442
    School Phone: 715-536-8386, ext. 1378
    School Fax: 715-539-3039
    Home Address: N9405 Zenith Tower Road
    Tomahawk, WI 54487
    Home Phone: 715-453-4283

    Charles Fuller
    Waunakee High School
    100 School Drive
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    School Phone: 608-849-2100
    School Fax: 608-849-2164
    Home Address: P.O. Box 74
    Home Phone: 608-835-8899
    11th & 12th grades

    Trel Gimber
    Northside Elementary School
    3620 High Road
    Middleton, WI 53562
    School Phone: 608-828-1680, ext. 1010
    School Fax: 608-831-1355
    Home Address: 5106 St Cyr Rd
    Middleton, WI 53562
    Home Phone: 608-231-2104
    4th grade

    Lea Hansen-George
    Viroqua High School
    100 Blackhawk Lane
    Viroqua, WI 54665
    School Phone: 608-637-3191
    School Fax: 608-637-8034
    Home Address: 11904 Third Street
    Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
    Home Phone: 608-624-5423
    11th & 12th grades

    Paul Hendricks
    Roncalli High School
    2000 Mirro Drive
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    School Phone: 920-682-8801. ext 207
    School Fax: 920-682-8110
    Home Address: 338 Skyline Blvd.
    Green Bay, WI 54302-3345
    Home Phone: 920-465-8783
    9th - 12th grades

    Lucy Hocking
    St. Augustine School
    6753 W. Rogers
    West Allis, WI 53219
    School Phone: 414-545-2120
    School Fax:
    Home Address: 2136 S. 69th Street
    West Allis, WI 53219
    Home Phone: 414-541-2326
    1st - 9th Grades (Middle School)

    Mary T. Hunter
    Green Lake School District
    612 Mill St.
    Green Lake, WI 54941
    School Phone: 920-294-6411, ext. 418
    School Fax: 920-294-6589
    Home Address: 6770 Banville Rd.
    Pickett, WI 54964
    Home Phone: 920-589-2062
    11th & 12th grades

    Elaine Miller
    Lincoln Hills School
    W4380 Copper Lake Road
    Irma, WI 54442
    School Phone: 715-536-8386, ext. 1112
    School Fax: 715-539-3039
    Home Address: 1240 Woodland Dr.
    Rhinelander, WI 54501
    Home Phone: 715-369-5921
    7th - 12th grades

    Zene Peer
    Global Leaning Center
    3620 N 18th St., 3rd Floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53206
    School Phone: 414-875-6500
    School Fax: 414-875-6550
    Home Address: 1318 N. 32nd St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    Home Phone: 414-933-9993
    6th -8th grades

    Amy E. Schult
    Home Address: N8380 Island Lake Rd.
    Spooner, WI 54801
    Home Phone: 715-635-8997

    Teri Schult
    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Rice Lake
    522 Service Road A
    Spooner, WI 54801
    School Phone: 715-635-9120
    School Fax:715-634-8387
    Home Address: N8380 Island Lake Rd.
    Spooner, WI 54801
    Home Phone: 715-635-8997
    Senior High/Adult

    Linda Sherman
    Memorial High School
    201 S. Gammon Road
    Madison, WI 53717
    School Phone: 608-663-5990
    School Fax: 608-662-9851
    Home Address: 909 High Street #2
    Madison, WI 53715
    Home Phone: 608-255-2317
    9th & 11th grades

    Carl Sirotzki
    Wisconsin Dells High School
    520 Race Street
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    School Phone: 608-253-1461, ext. 1107
    School Fax: 608-254-6288
    Home Address: 352 Lueders Rd.
    Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
    Home Phone: 608-644-8700
    10th - 12th grades

    Grachia Solie
    Grantsburg Middle School
    500 E. James Avenue
    Grantsburg, WI 54840
    School Phone: 715-463-2455
    School Fax: 715-463-3209
    Home Address: 510 W. Faith Lane
    Grantsburg, WI 54840
    Home Phone: 715-463-2836
    7th & 8th grades

    Margo Strassman
    UW Oshkosh Student
    Home Address: N363 Hwy W
    Campbellsport, WI 53010
    Home Phone: 920-533-8865
    6th - 12th grades

    John Strohbusch
    Parkview Middle School
    930 N. Rochester Street
    Mukwonago, WI 53149
    School Phone: 262-363-6292
    School Fax: 262-363-6320
    Home Address: 1323 Fleetfoot Dr.
    Waukesha, WI 53186
    Home Phone: 262-547-4150
    8th Grade

    Thomas Tourtillott
    Merrill High School
    1201 N. Sales Street
    Merrill, WI 54452
    School Phone: 715-536-4594, ext. 3230
    School Fax: 715-536-5504
    Home Address: 606 E. 8th Street
    Merrill, WI 54452
    Home Phone: 715-539-9140
    11th - 12th grades

    Alison Turner
    Sauk Prairie High School
    105 9th Street
    Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
    School Phone: 608-643-5900
    School Fax: 608-643-5419
    Home Address: 4702 Hermsmeier Lane
    Madison, WI 53714
    Home Phone: 608-224-1531
    High School

    Beverly Vaillancourt
    300 Alexander Avenue
    Reedsburg, WI 53959
    School Phone: 608-524-7708
    School Fax: 608-985-6180 (personal fax)
    Home Address: E4251 Douglas Rd.
    LaValle, WI 53941
    Home Phone: 608-985-8180
    at risk 17-18 year olds

    Trish Zurkowski
    Holy Assumption Grade School
    1526 S. 72nd Street
    West Allis, WI 53214
    School Phone: 414-476-0508
    School Fax: 414-774-3735
    Home Address: 12117 W. Euclid Avenue
    West Allis, WI 53227
    Home Phone: 414-541-4246
    4th Grade