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UW-River Falls Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies Larry Solberg surprised Rocky Branch teacher Kit Bruesewitz (left) and Westside Elementary teacher Tori Ament with special awards March 13 and 14.

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Larry Solberg, UW-River Falls dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, Larry Solberg made two unscripted visits to local elementary school teachers this month.


He walked right into their classrooms with each teacher’s principal to present them each with an award from the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE).

The recipients were Westside kindergarten teacher Tori Ament, and Rocky Branch fourth grade teacher Kit Bruesewitz.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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