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DSHA Faculty Members Recognized for Efforts in Area of Expertise

While all DSHA faculty members make a positive impact on the lives of their students, these three faculty members have been recognized by organizations in their respective fields for their outstanding dedication to their students and their calling. DSHA is proud to have these individuals as a part of its community.
 
Ginny Dubinski, School Counselor
2019 SPIRIT OF INCLUSION AWARD WINNER
 
Given by Best Buddies of Wisconsin, the Spirit of Inclusion Award honors an individual who is dedicated and committed to building friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, improving their quality of life and level of inclusion. Since Dubinski came to DSHA 10 years ago, she has fostered a Best Buddies Club that has grown into one of the largest in the state. She has encouraged the DSHA community to demonstrate inclusion, model acceptance, and look at how it can offer support to those with disabilities—both mental and physical.
 
Judie Gillespie, Theology Faculty
ARCHDIOCESE OF MILWAUKEE’S ORDER OF CATECHISTS INDUCTEE
 
The Order of Catechists, created by Archbishop Jerome Listecki in November of 2019, was established to honor and support those who are involved in the teaching of the Church. Gillespie was one of 40 people chosen for the order in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, whom incorporate and integrate the doctrine of the faith in their lives and are living out their calling to help others form a deeper connection with the faith. Members of the order not only teach and transmit the faith, but also demonstrate the faith by example.
 
Gillespie has been a member of the Theology Faculty at DSHA for the last 16 years and serves as the liaison between DSHA and Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
 
Jill Pitterle, DSHA ‘72, Visual Arts Faculty
2019 SCHOLASTIC ART AWARD & MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART EDUCATOR AWARD WINNER
 
These awards recognize an outstanding teacher for supporting her students in the Scholastic Art Awards in 2019 and for coaching students who have won key awards. Pitterle led DSHA to start submitting student work to the Scholastic Art competition in 2003. Every single year since, students have won at least one gold key award, and many more silver keys and honorable mentions. In 2019, six students were recognized for their work.
 
Pitterle has been a member of the Visual Arts Faculty at DSHA for the last 17 years. She serves as the school liaison to the Parent Fine Arts Association.
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    • School Counselor Ginny Dubinski (right) was honored with the Spirit of Inclusion Award by Best Buddies Wisconsin.

    • Theology Faculty Judie Gillespie was recently inducted into the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Order of Catechists.

    • Visual Arts Faculty Jill Pitterle, DSHA '72, was honored with a 2019 Scholastic Art Award and the Museum of Wisconsin Art Educator Award.

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