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Alumnae honored with Professor for a Day awards

Each year, through its Professor for a Day program, the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) honors two alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession and provides a day for them to interact and share their experiences with the College’s students.

On Nov. 7, 2012, the College honored Nicole Hullar ’99, MSE ’05 and Peggy Larson for their significant contributions in K-12 education.

Hullar has been teaching in the Oshkosh Area School District for 13 years. She is currently teaching first grade at Read Elementary, but taught kindergarten for the 12 previous years. She has had the privilege to teach several diverse children with special needs such as, autism, emotional/behavioral disorders, hearing and visual impairment and many others. She says every class that she has taught has provided a new adventure in the world of learning.

Hullar graduated from UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in 1999 and completed her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2005, which helped demonstrate to her students that learning never ends. Nicole and her husband are proud parents of a three-year-old girl and a golden retriever named Maggie. She enjoys spending time outdoors and loves to plant flowers and find new ways to display them.

Prof for a Day 2012Larson, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from UWO, currently serves as the District Administrator in the Winneconne Community School District. Prior to serving in her current role, she was Winneconne Middle School Principal and prior to that she had been a physical education teacher in the WCSD.

As a teacher, principal and district administrator Larson has encouraged health and physical activity not only for the students but the staff as well. She has coordinated Shape-Up Wisconsin Days, Walk to School Days and coordinated the Wellness Committee in the District. She was also a member of the Winnebago County Health Department for several years. In addition to these programs, Larson is actively working to raise funds for a much needed track in the District. Peggy is an avid runner and enjoys participating in local half marathons and triathlons.

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