Jane McMahon

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Teacher

Baraboo, Wisconsin

Jane McMahon is the 2014 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year and a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). She currently serves acting as the director of teaching and learning in the Baraboo School District. McMahon taught middle school language arts for 24 years and acted as an instructional facilitator for two before moving into administration.

She has presented at several state and national conventions on literacy, meeting the needs of advanced learners, technology integration, quality assessment creation and coaching. She is also a certified Google Education Trainer and a Teaching Partners Advisory Board Member.

In her free time, she and her wife Lisa enjoy baseball, fishing and paddling the rivers.

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Posted June 2, 2017

I Have the Courage to Teach LGBTQ Literature Because It Saved My Life

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us”—Franz Kafka When I was 21 years old, three…

By Jane McMahon

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Posted Mar. 18, 2019

Trump Isn’t Just Cutting the Education Budget, He Wants Schools to Pay for the Wall

Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump’s wall. Your children will. And your children’s children will pay the interest, as will their children—and perhaps the…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Mar. 18, 2019

As Long as There’s White Privilege, We’re Going to Need Affirmative Action

Affirmative action: For years, some people have balked at it, while others have been actively trying to dismantle it. But we need to embrace it,…

By Letisha Marrero

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Posted Mar. 19, 2019

Don’t Like Who’s on the School Board Ballot? Run.

With headlines dominated by news of 2020 presidential candidates, it’s easy to forget that there are elections happening across the country in 2019. But in…

By Aviva Rosman, Lea Crusey

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