Kubeny wins ‘excellence in teaching’ award
Star Journal Report
Rhinelander High School business education teacher Patrick Kubeny is the winner of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching award presented by Economics Wisconsin and Edvest. According to the organization, “his nomination demonstrated his professional and personal passion for education. Patrick is a business education teacher and chose to pursue his Master’s degree before entering teaching to have the broadest education and skills to offer his students.”
Kubeny said his personal education philosophy “is very simple. EDUCATION=INCOME.” He promotes his philosophy to his students by sharing his own pay stub to demonstrate taxation, saving and retirement. A key assignment for students in a lifetime financial plan including potential earnings and estimating expenses for housing, transportation and raising a family.
“Pat impresses me with his commitment to lifelong learning,” said RHS principal Shane Dornfeld. “It’s this commitment to the growth and his students’ well-being that makes Pat an outstanding educator who empowers his pupils. Pat is charismatic and creative, and he thinks outside the box.”
The Excellence in Teaching award recognizes educators who prepare their students for the future, are committed to student growth and achievement and advocate for excellence.
Economics Wisconsin assists teachers by providing curricular resources to educate students about the free market and free enterprise.