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Summer 1985 – CEA-Wisconsin Constitution approved by national office


May 1986 - 

First CEA-W Board is sworn in. Wisconsin becomes second in the nation to
            form a state chapter of CEA. Annual Board elections are held to date.

May 1986 - First issue of the CEA-W newsletter published. Bi-monthly issues continue
            to be published to date.

July 1986 - Mike Breszee is selected as CEA-W’s first Teacher of the Year to represent
           
Wisconsin at the Region III CEA Conference. A Teacher of the Year is selected
            each year to date.

September 1986 - CEA-W Board members assist in planning some tracks for the
            Wisconsin Correctional Association Annual Conference. Partnership continues
            for next twenty years.

October 1987 – Jeff Greene and Tin Fuller, EAS win Al Marench Memorial Award for
            outstanding computer-based program.

October 1988 - CEA-W partners with Dr. Stan Stojkovic of UW-Milwaukee to offer a
            three-credit course.  Another course is offered in February 1989.

August 1989 - CEA-W presents first Friends of Correctional Education Awards. Awards
            are continued annually to date.

August 1989 – Lincoln Hills School is recognized by the CEA publication Learning
            Behind Bars
as a highly effective education program.

December 1989 - CEA-W assists in lobbying effort to maintain federal support for
            correctional
education programs.

April 1990 - CEA-W assists UW-Oshkosh in planning and delivering “Corrections in the
            1990s” Conference. Another “Corrections in the 1990s” conference is held in
            1991.

June 1990 – Jerry Bednarowski receives the Wisconsin Association of Adult and
            Continuing
Education Association’s Leadership in Education Award.

January 1991 - CEA-W partners with Dr. Marilyn Fender, Dr. Harold Thorpe and
            Dr. Richard
Shiver of UW-Oshkosh to offer a series of three one-credit courses.

January  1992 - CEA-W partners with Dr. Carlton Beck of UW-Milwaukee to offer a
            three
credit course.

April 1992 - Phil Leader becomes first Wisconsin teacher to be selected Region III
            Teacher of
the Year. He represents Region III and Wisconsin at the International
            CEA Conference in
Vancouver.

March 1993 - Fox Lake Correctional Institution and Moraine Park Technical College
            mark 20
years of partnering to deliver certified vocational programs.

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January 1996 -  CEA-W partners with Dr. Richard Shiver and Dr. Scherie Lampe of UW-
           
Oshkosh to offer a three-credit course.

April 1996 - Wisconsin hosts Region III & IV CEA Conference in Madison.

August 1996Corrections Today magazine recognizes four Wisconsin programs as
             “Programs
that Work.”  The programs are: Ethan Allen School’s Serious Sex
            Offender Treatment
Program, Rock County Education and Criminal Addiction
            Program, Lincoln Hills School’s Short Term Intensive treatment Program, and
            Specialized Training and Employment Project

October 1996
– Karen Brockhaus, WRC, Dan Holzman, CCI, and  Judy Schelble, CCI,
            were
invited to present a workshop about LVA Wisconsin Institutions at the
             Literacy Liftoff conference in Houston.


April 1997 - CEA-W presents Lincoln Hills School teachers Maggie Peterson and Sheri
            Woodall with the first Showcase Award and sponsor them to present a workshop at
            the
Region III Conference in Cleveland. The annual Showcase Awards continue to
            date.


June 1997 – CEA-W co-sponsors a Teacher In-Service with the Corrections Training
            Center and
Teacher Training Advisory Committee. Other Teacher In-Services are
            held in 2000, 2001, and 2002.


June 1997 – Sherry (Settle) Zwicky receives Virginia Hart Award.

February 1998 – Eight institutions form a Literacy Volunteers of America affiliate, LVA
               
Wisconsin Institutions.

February 1998 – Marion Olson, OCI, celebrates 50 years as a correctional teacher.

April 1998 – Anita Wilcox selected Region III Teacher of the Year.

May "1998"1999-Jerry Bednarowski receives first Region III President’s Special
            Recognition Award.

May 1999 – CEA holds Wisconsin State Correctional Education Conference.

May 2000 - CEA-W awards first scholarship. Annual scholarship program continues to
            date. 

October 2000 - CEA-W website is created.


November 2000 - CEA-W’s Creativity Contest Committee publishes of first inmate
            creative
writing and art anthology, “Words of Conviction.” Creativity booklets are
            published each
 year to date.

December 2000 – LVA Wisconsin Institutions receives Three Year Accreditation Award
            from the national LVA organization.

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October 2001 – LVA Wisconsin Institutions receives LVA’s national Exemplary Practice
            Award.

August 2002 - KMCI teacher Sue Ciske, KMCI Education Director Dave Picard, and RCI
           
Education Director Jean Thieme are awarded scholarships by the CEA International
           
office to present workshops at the International CEA Conference in Portland, OR.

February 2003 - Three-State Recidivism Study commissioned and endorsed by the US
            Department of Education in conjunction with the International CEA showing the
            impact of education on recidivism is published.

September 2003 – Ray Schlesinger wins first place in a contest for brief teaching tips
            sponsored
by Teaching for Success.

November 2003 – Diane Birch, SCI, receives Sunshine Award from WEAU-TV in
            Eau Claire.

March 2004 – CEA-W News Review celebrates its 100th issue.

March 2004 – Kent LaValle and Nancy Huttelmeier, Franklin Alternative School, are
            selected to participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
            training session in
Manhattan Beach CA.

April 2004 – Mel Free selected Region III Teacher of the Year. He represents Region III
            and Wi
sconsin at the International CEA Conference in Baltimore.

May 2004 – Joe O’Hearn’s team from Waupun Correctional Institution wins the Stock
               
Simulation Game sponsored by Economics Wisconsin.

June 2004 – Jerry Bednarowski, WRC, Diane Birch, SCI, and Mary Dahl, GBCI, establish
            the
Parenting Special Interest Group.

August 2004 – CEA-W partners with Ken VanMieghem, WRC, to hold an inmate art
            exhibit and Silent Auction at the Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in Algoma,
            Other art
exhibits and Silent Auctions are held at the Flying Pig in October 2005
            and November
 2006.

October 2004 - CEA-W co-sponsors Wisconsin GED/HSED & Adult Literacy
            Conference with
Wisconsin     Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin
            Technical College System. 
Co-sponsoring of the conference continues until 2012.

November 2004 - First issue of Parenting Connection newsletter is published.
            Bi-monthly issues continue to be published to date.

November 2004Guide to Successful Parenting Programs in Corrections published.
            Guide is updated in 2008.

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April 2005 – Mary (Stierna) Davies selected Region III Teacher of the Year. She
            represents Region III and Wisconsin at the International CEA Conference in
            Des Moines.

May 2005 – Francis Feltman, RYOCF, receives Excellence in Education Award from the
            Racine
Manufacture and Commerce organization.

July 2005 - Parenting Special Interest Group approved to expand to national group.

April 2006 – Lori Koenig receives Governor’s financial Literacy Award from the
            Governor’s
Council on Financial Literacy.

May 2006 - Wisconsin hosts Region III & IV CEA Conference in Wisconsin Dells.

May 2006 – Sharon Abel selected Region III Teacher of the Year. She represents Region
              III and
Wisconsin at the International CEA Conference in Anaheim.

April 2007 – Ken VanMieghem selected Region III Teacher of the Year. He represents
            Region III and Wisconsin at the International CEA Conference in Atlanta.

May 2007 - CEA-W holds first CEA-Wisconsin Training Day. Annual Training Days are
            held to date with the exception of years when the Region III or National CEA
            Conference is
held in Wisconsin.

May 2007 – Peggy Meyers named Literacy Advocate of the Year


May 2007 – Peggy Meyers receives Virginia Hart Award

July 2007 - CEA-Wisconsin chapter receives Founder’ Day Membership Award for
            gaining the most new members in the past year. Peggy Meyers is honored as top
            recruiter.

July 2007 - Peggy Meyers elected Region III Assistant Director.

March 2008 - CEA-W and Parenting SIG sponsor Effective Black Parenting Seminar.

April 2008 - CEA-W partners with Wisconsin Technical College System to sponsor Jail


Training Day. Another Jail Training Day was held in 2009.

April 2008 - CEA-W published the Directory of Education Programs in County Jails and
            Juvenile Detention Centers.

May 2008 - Randy Kowalsky becomes the new CEA-W website manager and re-designs
            the
website to its current look.

May 2008 – Sharon Abel named American Jail Association’s Civilian of the Year in a
            ceremony
in Sacramento.

September 2008 – Carolyn Klema, PDCCI, named Reading Is Fundamental Volunteer of
            the
year at a ceremony in Washington DC.

December 2008 - CEA-W partners with Ken VanMieghem, WRC, to hold an inmate art
            exhibit and Silent Auction at the Appleton Art Center. Another art exhibit and
            Silent Auction is held at the Appleton Art Center in December 2009.

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April 2009 – Peggy Meyers elected CEA Region III Director and DeNeal Ericksen
            elected Assistant Director.

May 2009 – DeNeal Ericksen selected Region III Teacher of the Year. She represents
            Region III
and Wisconsin at the International CEA Conference in Madison.

May 2009 – Sharon Abel receives Governor’s Financial Literacy Award.

July 2009 - Wisconsin hosts the 64th Annual National CEA Conference in Madison.

July 2009 – Jerry Bednarowski receives CEA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

September 2010 - CEA-W and Parenting SIG sponsors Helping Offenders Become
            Better Parents Workshop.

May 
2011 - Wisconsin hosts Region III & IV CEA Conference in Elkhart Lake.

July 2011 – Lisa Arneson receives CEA’s Advocate Award at the International CEA
            Conference in Charleston, WV.


March 2012 – Fair Shake Director Sue Kastensen receives Wisconsin Community Fund
            Grant.

April 2012 – Laurie Crescio selected Region III Teacher of the Year. She represents
            Region III and Wisconsin at the International CEA Conference in St. Paul.

May 2012 - CEA-W and Parenting SIG publish Reaching Out: A Handbook for Parents
           
Incarcerated in Wisconsin and Reaching In: A Handbook for the Families of
            Parents
Incarcerated in Wisconsin.

February 2013 – Margaret Done selected to become a GED 2014 Trainer and attends a
            training session in Indianapolis with other NIC, CEA, and GEDTS representatives.

March 2013 - CEA-W and Parenting SIG publish Prison Parenting Programs: Resources
            for
Parenting Instructors in Prisons and Jails

March 2013 –
Western Technical College awarded Dept. of Education’s Promoting
            Success through Continuity and Educational Opportunities Grant for programming in La Crosse
County Jail.

April 2013 – At the Region III & IV CEA Conference in Mason City, IA, Margaret Done
            presents GES 2014 training to approximately 75 educators.

April 2013 –
 Margaret Done elected CEA Region III Director.

May 2013 – Marty Kehe and Margaret Done launch GED 2014 in Wisconsin by training
            to over 300 participants at CEA-Wisconsin Training Days in Madison.

July 2013 - Fox Lake Correctional Institution and Moraine Park Technical College mark
            40
years of partnering to deliver certified vocational programs.

July 2013 – Peggy Meyers elected national CEA Vice President.

August 2013 – RAND Corporation and CEA conduct meta-analysis of research that
            demonstrates effectiveness of correctional education programs. 

March 2014 – Kathryn Berger and Tammy McRoberts, La Crosse County Detention
            Center,
named Juvenile Detention Educators of the year.

May 2014 – Lincoln Hills School/Copper Lake School selected to participate in Center
              for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings’ Blended Learning Initiative.

July 2014 – James McInnis’ team at Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility
            sweeps Stock Market Simulation competition sponsored by Economics Wisconsin.

August 2014 – Pat Lanari and Tim Lanari are among first group of teachers to earn
            CEA’s  
Highly Qualified Correctional Educator Certificate.

November 2014 – Wisconsin Resource Center Library named Wisconsin Library of the
            Year.
Library is supervised by librarian Sara Krouse and assistant librarian Libby
             Kraft.

May 2015 - Wisconsin hosts Region III & IV CEA Conference in Madison.

July 2015 – Peggy Meyers elected national CEA President-Elect.

September 2015 - CEA-W partners with Ken VanMieghem, WRC, to hold an inmate art
            exhibit
at  UW-Fox Valley and a Silent Auction at the Esther Annual Banquet.


April 2016
– Sue Kastensen, Founder and Director of Fair Shake honored as Champion of
            Change for Expanding Fair Chance Opportunities at White House.

May 2016

 – CEA-Wisconsin celebrates its 30th year as a state chapter

July 2016 Peggy Meyers assumes office of national CEA President.

December 2016

 - CEA-W partners with Ken VanMieghem, WRC, to hold an inmate art
            exhibit
and Silent Auction at the Esther Annual Banquet.

April 2017 – Ray Schlesinger elected CEA Region III Treasurer.

October 2017 – CEA President Peggy Meyers participates in Australasian Corrections
           
 Educational Association Conference in Canberra, Australia.

November 2017 - CEA-W partners with Ken VanMieghem, WRC, to hold an inmate art
            exhibit
and Silent Auction at the Esther Annual Banquet.

February 2018 - Sue Kastensen, Founder and Director of Fair Shake participates in
            Education
and Reentry Roundtable at Capitol in Washington DC.

March 2018 – Wisconsin hosts International CEA Leadership Forum in Madison.

May 2018

 – Peggy Kaiser named DAI Education Director.

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 apple icon 1 Announcement/Conference
 apple icon 2 CEA-W Newsletters
 apple icon 1 Country Jail Directory
 apple icon 10 CEA-W Creativity Contest
 apple icon 5 Teacher Awards

 apple icon 5 Prof. Development
 apple icon 7 Friends of CEA-W
 apple icon 9 CEA-W Scholarship
 apple icon 6 Parenting Connection News
 apple icon 6 Reaching Behind Bars
 apple icon 6 Prison Parenting Programs

 apple icon 13 Executive Board
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 apple icon 12 Past Presidents
 apple icon 13 CEA-W Constitution