Ingish initiated sports officiating course

Each year, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation selects 100 teachers from the state of Wisconsin for its prestigious Teacher Fellowship awards. This year, one of those honorees is Ashley Ingish from Waterford Union High School.

She will receive a $6,000 grant for educational programs and be recognized at a spring banquet. Ingish is the ninth teacher in Waterford Union High Schools history to receive this award.

Ashley Ingish

The Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowships are awarded to educators who have demonstrated “their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside of the classroom.”

Ingish is a physical and health education teacher at Waterford Union High School and coaches the girls volleyball program. She took the initiative to write the curriculum for and to implement a sports officiating class for students at Waterford, according to school officials.

Once students complete her class, they are certified to officiate high school athletic contests in multiple sports. In the inaugural year, more than 70 students enrolled in the course and earned certifications. Ingish’s class has become a model program for other schools in the state, according to school officials.

Ingish also influences her students, her players, and the community to seek opportunities to be better versions of themselves. She demonstrated this by enrolling in and earning the National Board Teacher Certification.

“Ashley exemplifies what it means to be a great teacher,” said WUHS Superintendent Lucas Francois. “She cares deeply about her students and provides them with incredible learning opportunities every day. Waterford Union High School is lucky to have her as part of our team.”

To read the entire story see the April 21 edition of the Waterford Post.