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Baraboo teacher is Wisconsin's Elementary School Teacher of Year

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BARABOO (WKOW) -- Elizabeth Gulden got a big surprise Friday when the Wilson Elementary teacher was named Wisconsin's 2019 Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

State Superintendent Tony Evers made the announcement during an all-school assembly. As the winner, Gulden will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

Gulden says she likes her classroom to be an active and collaborative teaching and learning environment where students have fun.

“We read, write, solve math problems, and research new ideas together,” she said.

Gulden also spearheaded what became a district-wide initiative to accelerate the number of sight words kindergartners master before the end of the school year, and she championed the Playground Fundraising Committee at Wilson Elementary.

She has been with the Baraboo School District since 2005 and was her district's Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2013.

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