Staff Award Winners 2021

Staff Award Winners 2021
Posted on 08/25/2021
At today's virtual Welcome Back event, we were honored to announce this year's winners for our annual staff awards!

Mielke Educator of the Year Award
Since 1983, outstanding AASD educators have been recognized through the Mielke Educator of the Year awards. The Mielke Family Foundation has designated two categories for this prestigious award: Elementary and Secondary.  

Mielke award winners receive an unrestricted cash award of $1,000, which is presented at the AASD All Staff Gathering before the beginning of the school year.

2021 Mielke Educator of the Year Award (Elementary): Jane Savatski, 3rd Grade Teacher, Janet Berry Elementary School

2021 Mielke Educator of the Year Award (Secondary): Amy Hillesheim, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Einstein Middle School



The Helen & Ade Dillon Award 
The Dillon Award recognizes an AASD staff member who encourages a balanced life for students in and out of the classroom or school setting. This staff member takes a personal interest in students' moral, mental, and physical development, thereby enhancing the students' life skills for the continued development of academics, fitness, and citizenship.  

This individual will have successfully completed a minimum of 5 years employment in the Appleton Area School District. To honor the Dillons' legacy, one unrestricted cash award of $1,000 is to a recipient at the AASD All Staff Gathering before the beginning of the school year.

2021 Helen & Ade Dillon Award: Sara Schroeder, was a 4th Grade Teacher, Classical School, and is now a Math Interventionist at Classical



Appleton Education Association Friend of Education: Alyssa Bozich, YMCA program coordinator at Johnston Elementary

Appleton Association of School Administrators Friend of Education: Kurt Eggebrecht