Jessica Brogley, a senior lecturer in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education, was selected to receive UW-Platteville’s 2021 Academic Staff Award for Excellence. This award is presented to an instructional or non-instructional academic staff member with a minimum of 12 consecutive months of employment at UW-Platteville who has provided essential services to the university while demonstrating excellence of performance, personal interaction, initiative and creativity.
Brogley joined UW-Platteville in 2014, bringing with her an expertise in technology in the classroom. She previously taught eighth through 12th grade English language arts and college credit public speaking for 11 years. She also served in the Platteville School District as the instructional technology support specialist, digital communication specialist, and the district assessment coordinator. She also serves on the board for the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association. Brogley is one of the few educators in Southwest Wisconsin who is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator, as well as a Google Streetview verified photographer. She also founded the Southwest Wisconsin Google Educator Group and is one of the leaders of Global Google Educator Group, a leadership team from around the world, all committed to improving education with technology.
“I am honored to be the recipient of 2020-21 Academic Staff Award for Excellence,” said Brogley. “I've truly enjoyed being a part of the School of Education and this university. The challenges in rural teacher prep and K-12 education are great, but I am thankful for the opportunity to support people in education. While I really look forward to each day, my favorite moments are when I'm creating opportunities for our students to connect with partners in education, understand the significance of ‘place,’ and learn how to leverage technology to uplift others, create understanding, solve problems and network beyond the classroom. I'm looking forward to resuming this work in-person this fall.”
Brogley is also creator of the Proud Rural Teacher podcast. Hosted by the School of Education, the podcast shares initiatives, ideas and stories related to teaching in rural areas.
“Jessica is an amazing colleague – forward thinking, knowledgeable and the definition of a ‘lifelong learner,’” said Dr. Jen Collins, director of the School of Education. “She loves to think outside the box and find ways to connect our future teachers to educational technology and to our agricultural roots. The School of Education and our students are so fortunate to have Jessica as part of our team.”
Brogley earned her Master of Science in educational technology from Lesley University and her Bachelor of Science in secondary English and speech education from UW-Oshkosh. She will be recognized at the university convocation for faculty and staff on Thursday, Aug. 26.