2017 Teacher of the Year Finalist

Jon Philipp

CEA Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

Jon has spent his entire six year teaching career as an employee of Criminal Justice Treatment Services at the Outagamie County Justice Center. He is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-TV-Film with a minor in Creative Writing. He obtained his Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification from UW-Milwaukee and holds a DPI License in Early Adolescence through Adolescence English Education.

Guided by the philosophy of treating all people with respect and compassion, Jonathon Philipp believes, "My students haven’t always been good citizens, but they still have the potential to impact their communities in a positive way, and education can be a gateway to that potential. Not only do incarcerated individuals need opportunities to prove themselves to their communities, but they often need to prove something to themselves first. Education allows them to improve and grow, whether they are trying to learn to read or preparing to enter college."