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Balza named as a 2020 ‘Teacher of Distinction’ by Green Bay Chamber

posted Jan 30, 2020, 8:19 AM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated Feb 12, 2020, 5:52 AM ]
Fourth-grade ELA teacher at Intermediate School to be honored April 15 at Golden Apple Awards
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LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Mrs. Leila Balza, a fourth-grade ELA teacher at Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School, has been named as a 2020 ‘Teacher of Distinction’ by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored at the 27th annual Golden Apple Awards ceremony on April 15.

“She consistently demonstrates her love for teaching and for her students,” says L-C Intermediate School Principal Jolene Hussong. “She also does an exceptional job of using data, assessments and goal setting to assist her students in recognizing their own potential and growth. We thank her for being an example of the greatness that is taking place daily within all of the students and staff at the Intermediate School.”

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Balza, in her 11th year as a teacher, is in the midst of her second year in the Luxemburg-Casco School District, teaching English language arts to the fourth grade. She previously taught third grade at St. Bernard Catholic School in Green Bay and at St. Mary School in Luxemburg.


“I am honored to be named as a 2020 Teacher of Distinction,” says Balza. “I am grateful for the support of my family and administration, who not only allow me to try new things in my classroom, but encourage it. Most of all, I am grateful for my students. Their passion for growing and learning makes me a better educator every day.”

Balza received a bachelor’s degree in Education in 2008 from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis.

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The Luxemburg-Casco School District serves nearly 2,000 Northeast Wisconsin students annually through four schools: the primary (4K-2) and intermediate (3-6) schools, both in Luxemburg; the middle school (7-8) in Casco; and the high school (9-12) in Luxemburg. The district maintains a strong tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence while preparing students to thrive in a global community. Located between Green Bay, Door County and Lake Michigan, the educational community has been in existence since the early 1900s, with Luxemburg and Casco operating as separate districts until they merged in 1968. More information may be found at http://www.luxcasco.k12.wi.us/home. “We Are Spartans”

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