Franklin Elementary School's Sarah Gutzwiller Juicy Juice Teacher of the Year!

Franklin Elementary School's Sarah Gutzwiller Juicy Juice Teacher of the Year!
Posted on 10/09/2020
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With some help from District staff members, friends, and family, Sarah Gutzwiller has won the "Juicy Juice" Teacher of the Year Contest.  The contest was based on nominations from parents about teachers that went above and beyond in the classroom.
Mrs. Gutzwiller teaches third/fourth graders and was nominated to Juicy Juice by a parent, Elizabeth Ware, for her extraordinary work at Franklin Elementary School.  Mrs. Ware’s son, Jayden, has been in her class for two years. According to Ware, "Sarah is amazing. My son loves learning and going to school each day. Sarah goes above and beyond for her students.  We are thrilled that Jayden is part of Sarah's class at Franklin Elementary School."  
“On September 15, 2020, I found out that I had made it into the top 16 finalists in the country,” said Gutzwiller.  “Several teachers were on the ballot and the final voting took place for another month.  When I was notified that I had won, I was overwhelmed with thanks to Mrs. Ware and everyone that voted for me.
As the Juicy Juice Teacher of the Year, Gutzwiller will be awarded $10,000 for her classroom.  “I have been deeply moved by the support I have received throughout this experience.  I know that past and current parents and colleagues, community members, friends, family, and teachers from all over the country voted for me. It’s an incredible honor and the prize money will be used to provide learning experiences and resources for my students,” added Gutzwiller.
“Mrs. Gutzwiller is an amazing teacher that has served 10 years in our West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.  I am so proud that she has been a member of our staff and now others across our District, city and nation have recognized Sarah for her commitment to students and their families. I am grateful to everyone that voted for her.  It’s a great honor for her and a wonderful gift to our students - they are the ones that will really benefit from the prize money,” said principal, Leslie Connors.