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Wisconsin ProStart Educator of the Year
Liz Moehr of Pulaski High School recognized for 2013ProStart photo

Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) congratulates Liz Moehr of Pulaski as the Wisconsin 2013 ProStart Educator Excellence Award recipient. 

Liz Moehr, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Pulaski High School, was awarded the Wisconsin ProStart Educator Excellence Award in a surprise ceremony on January 31, 2013, at the school. The award is given to one instructor in Wisconsin each year by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation to recognize exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program in their classrooms. The award is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

“ProStart plays a vital role in our industry by helping to develop the next generation of leaders that will lead us into the future.  At the forefront of this movement are the ProStart educators who work with the students daily to instill in them the management and culinary skills necessary for success,” said Ed Lump, WRA President and CEO.  “Liz is a shining example to all other ProStart educators in Wisconsin, and we are proud to honor her as the Wisconsin ProStart Educator of the Year.”

Moehr has taught the ProStart program at Pulaski High School for the past several years, taking the Pulaski ProStart program to the next level. She gives every opportunity to her students to be successful in the foodservice industry by supporting student participation in culinary and management competitions and internships. Moehr also encourages students to obtain a ProStart Certificate of Achievement, which by earning provides eligibility for scholarships and college credits.

The NRAEF’s ProStart Educator Excellence Awards recognize exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program in their classrooms.  Each participating state nominates its leading educator who has demonstrated a strong commitment to his or her students and to the ProStart program. 

Moehr will join 30 other top educators in Chicago, Illinois for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart Educator Excellence Awards from May 16-18, 2013. Moehr will also receive a complimentary ticket to the 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

Nationwide, 83,000 students in 47 states, territories and districts are served by ProStart, a two-year curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and supported by state restaurant associations across the United States.  The career-building program blends classroom learning with mentored work experience to teach high school students the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry.  When students meet academic standards, complete a checklist of competencies, and work at least 400 hours in the industry, they are awarded the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement that signifies they are well qualified to enter the industry workforce.  For more information on the ProStart program, please visit www.prostart.restaurant.org.

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