RACINE – Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce on Wednesday announced its Excellence in Education Award winners.
The awards, given annually, recognize an exceptional area teacher, administrator, guidance counselor, volunteer and program based on nominations from school and community members. The nominations, collected in December and January, are narrowed and winners are selected by a panel of RAMAC business members, said Carol Barkow, RAMAC director of community partnerships.
This year no guidance counselor was nominated, but panel members chose winners in the other four categories. Winners work with a variety of Racine Unified schools or the district as a whole.
Gilmore Middle School Principal Kevin Brown has been chosen administrator of the year for his work leading the school in increased technology use and increased test scores.
Brown has been a key part of obtaining more technology resources for the school, 2330 Northwestern Ave., and of urging staff members to share input, nominators said.
Brown also helped start a Saturday morning program at Gilmore to help students perform better on state tests.
“This program helped increase test scores dramatically,” wrote nominator Nicholas Sturycz, a Gilmore teacher. “Kevin has helped to focus the entire atmosphere of the school … for students to be successful in their academic road to success.”