National Teacher Appreciation Day serves as a reminder to schools, parents and communities to honor and appreciate the daily contributions teachers make in students’ lives. In celebration, Bonnie Adams, substitute teacher and resident of Shorewood has been selected by Teachers On Call® (TOC®) as the Wisconsin Substitute Teacher of the Year for the 2018-19 school year.
TOC, the leading educational staffing provider in the northwest U.S., awards one of 4,000+ Wisconsin substitute teachers every year with this honorable title. Eligible substitute teachers must have strong performance records in addition to being nominated by school leaders, students and others. Adams’ recognition is based on exemplary service as a substitute teacher at Shorewood School District.
“Bonnie is far more than a substitute to our school district, she is a true member of the Shorewood community,” said Jackie Wagner, business office manager for Shorewood School District. “Her willingness to bounce between buildings and serve in varying roles, including instructional assistant, teacher and school nurse, is the epitome of dedication. Her loyalty to Shorewood and passion for education has visibly influenced and enriched the lives of our students and staff."
Adams has been working with Shorewood School District since 1997 and joined TOC in 2016 when the district and TOC began their partnership together. Her commitment, passion and expertise are reflected in her decades of versatile contributions as substitute teacher, nurse, and para.
“Ms. Adams is a perfect representation of the high-caliber educators that TOC provides to all of its partner schools and we are very proud to honor her dedication to the community,” said Al Sowers, vice president and practice leader of TOC. “Professionals such as Ms. Adams create a successful learning environment in the classroom and facilitate the continuity of student achievement each and every day.”
About Teachers On Call
Teachers On Call® (TOC®), a Kelly Services® company, has been making a difference in schools and early childhood education centers since 1999. TOC provides substitute education professionals to 150+ school districts and 450+ early childhood education centers, charter, and private schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The company is currently expanding its reach to provide educational staffing to states throughout the Northwest. In 2017, TOC was acquired by Kelly, a global leader in workforce solutions, and became a part of Kelly’s Education Practice. Combined with Kelly’s 70+ years in the staffing industry and TOC’s tenure in educational staffing, TOC offers its client schools unique value and unparalleled experience and expertise.