Help Us Celebrate Teachers and Teaching

We all know that teachers do some of the most important work in our society … but perceptions about teachers and teaching are not always so kind.

The central importance of teachers to the success of our youth and our region’s continuing economic and social development is misunderstood or, often, overlooked.

As a result, the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM), a collective comprised of deans from nine area higher education institutions, has partnered with MKEfoodies, a local food events organization, to create a celebration honoring the work of teachers in the Milwaukee area. The event is open to the public and all who support the work of teachers are encouraged to attend.


Join us for an evening of celebration honoring outstanding teachers in the Greater Milwaukee area. Members of the public are encouraged to attend!

Enjoy small plates from 11 of Milwaukee’s best restaurants and a cash bar from Great Lakes Distillery. Radio Milwaukee DJ, Dori Zori, will also be present to spin records and get everyone in a celebratory mood!

All attendees will have the opportunity to sign a large banner, expressing their thanks to Milwaukee area teachers. At 8 p.m. there will be a brief awards presentation honoring 10 Milwaukee area teachers for their dedication and service to urban education.

Celebration of Teachers & Teaching
Thursday, October 17
Event begins at 7:00 p.m. with brief awards ceremony at 8:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St.
Free parking available

Tickets are $30 for the public, and $20 for teachers (use code teacher10)
Purchase tickets here. 

The evening will feature small plates from area restaurants including:

  • Afro Fusion Cuisine
  • c.1880
  • Calatrava Cafe
  • Chef Gregory Leon
  • Indulgence
  • La Merenda
  • Milwaukee Localiscious
  • Odd Duck
  • Pastiche
  • Purple Door Ice Cream
  • Rumpus Room

A cash bar featuring cocktails, soda and juices will be provided by Great Lakes Distillery.

So join us as we celebrate the important work that teachers do – for our children, our community, and our world.

ALL PROCEEDS from this event will help to establish an EDGM fund to promote teacher professional development and advancement of the reputation of the teaching field.

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