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Jessica Sallander has her “Teacher of the Year” plaque displayed in her fifth grade classroom at Ellsworth Middle School. The plaque, presented to Sallander by the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation at the local high school graduation this past spring, recognizes her for “outstanding educational leadership.” (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)

Sallander can't imagine life without teaching

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Long before Jessica Sallander knew she’d be honored as a “Teacher of the Year,” she knew she wanted to teach.


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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