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. 25, 2019

Teen Poet Hannah Parker Built Her School’s First Black Student Union

The AC was on but the gym was still hot during KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC) High School’s Senior Signing Day. Once the final member…

By Nick Babbin

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Posted Mar. 20, 2019

It’s Time to Call American Public Education What It Is: A Caste System

A super selective public high school in New York handed out acceptance letters to 895 kids like how Oprah was handing out cars to her…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Mar. 22, 2019

Women’s History Month Is a Time for Young Girls to See Themselves

March is Women’s History Month. For those of us who are history buffs and/or have the job of teaching history, these themed-month celebrations are really…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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