Volunteer Spotlight & Recognition
Alma Therese Link Award
Richard (Dick) Herlache is the recipient of the Alma Therese Link Award. The award was presented to him February 12 at the Lineville Intermediate School staff meeting. This award is given to a non-professional educator who is instrumental in furthering the cause of education in Northeastern Wisconsin school districts.
Dick is a retired teacher/administrator who worked in the Green Bay Area Public schools. He volunteers in Lisa Anderson’s 5th grade classroom every Wednesday afternoon for the past six years to help students with their reading comprehension, fluency, and accuracy. He has also worked with Heather Larson’s sixth grade class. He meets with small groups or individual students to help them become stronger readers. Dick spends many hours actively participating in discussions, presenting new ideas, and shares a wealth of lifetime experiences and knowledge with the students. His presence in the classroom affords students the opportunity to visualize concepts and ideas from a perspective that is not presented in a textbook format rather connections to real life situations. The students and staff appreciate his talent, time and dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of all students.
We are a public school district that values a sense of personal responsibility and commitment to others. We call it civic engagement and it is part of who we are. If you would like to be a part, we welcome you to join the 2000+ community volunteers who make a difference every day.
We’d like to share the Volunteer Spotlight with the many volunteers who assist classroom teachers with their reading and/or math program. Reading/Math coaches are volunteers trained to assist students to enhance and improve their reading and literacy skills or math skills. The volunteer is matched with a classroom teacher that supports their efforts. They usually meet one-on-one or in small groups once or twice a week. Our schools and programs would not be as successful as they are without the help and support of these dedicated volunteers. They are making such a positive difference for our schools and students - thank you very much!