State Rep. Samantha Kerkman attended the retirement open house recently held in honor of Jan Sielski and Dale Kolmos, who are both retiring from the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District after 36 years of service each.
To commemorate their service to the school district, Kerkman presented Sielski and Kolmos each with a citation on behalf of the Wisconsin Legislature.
â€œI commend Mr. Kolmos and Mrs. Sielski on their service and contributions to the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District,â€ said Kerkman. â€œI know they have had a positive influence in the lives of their students through their respective areas of teaching. I saw this first-hand with Mrs. Sielski when I worked on a bill with her class a few years ago. I wish them they very best in retirement.â€
Kolmos served the school district as a physical education and health teacher, bus driver and coach. He pioneered Wisconsin’s participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program, fostering an interest in the sport of archery among his students.
Sielski taught first, second, fourth and fifth grade throughout her career at Trevor School. For one of her social studies classes, she had her students participate directly in the legislative process by helping Kerkman draft a bill to make the cranberry Wisconsin’s official state fruit. The bill was eventually signed into law by Gov. Jim Doyle as 2003 Wisconsin Act 174.