Past Recipients of the WSSCA Outstanding School Safety Coordinator of the Year:

  • 2018 - Mike Hinske - Big Foot Union High School
  • 2017 - Mary Stapenek and Denise Woodruff - Waterford Graded School District
  • 2016 - Dale Zable and Laura Lloyd, Kettle Moraine School District
  • 2015 - Gary Siegman, Whitefish Bay School District
  • 2014 - Tom Wohlleber, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District
  • 2013 - John Koster, Cedarburg School District
  • 2012 - Steve Lewis, Rice Lake Area School District
  • 2011 - Joe Bellomo, Waunakee Community School District
  • 2010 - Cindy VanPelt, Racine Unified School District
  • 2009 - Tom Grosjean, Ashland School District
  • 2008 - Tim Prunty, Antigo School District
  • 2007 - Mark Scullion, Monona Grove School District
  • 2006 - Robert Severson, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • 2005 - Erin Gauthier-Green, Greendale School District
  • 2004 - Ron Hoffman, Oconomowoc School District
  • 2003 - Warren Schmidt, West Bend School District
  • 2002 - Sam Hesse, Appleton Area School District
  • 2001 - Paul Buchholz, Beaver Dam School District
  • 2000 - Doug Reynolds, Beloit School District
  • 1999 - Douglas Fisk, Baraboo School District
  • 1998 - Lee Jorgenson, Schofield D.C. Everest


 WSSCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

We have all known someone who has made a difference in our lives; in our organizations; in our profession. With over 300 members throughout the States of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, finding outstanding professionals has never been a problem for this organization. Yet, recognizing those who have been accepted by their colleagues as the “best of the best,” has been, and should be, an infrequent honor bestowed upon very few – those of extraordinary success who have devoted their professional lives to WSSCA’s mantra: keep schools safe.

WSSCA has reserved special recognition for these exceptional men and women. It is the highest award we present, and the name itself speaks volumes to the level of accomplishment and respect the recipient has earned over the course of his/her outstanding career.  We simply call it “the Life Time Achievement Award.”  

As you read each name below, consider that thousands of WSSCA members over the past four decades who have been eligible. Maybe then you will understand the impact these individuals have had on this organization, the school safety discipline, and the students and schools we serve.

WSSCA is one of the oldest school safety organizations in the entire United States of America – and this is our Hall of Fame. We proudly present the recipients of the WSSCA Life Time Achievement Award. 

2003: Richard "Dick" Klawiter, Univerity of Wisconsin-Platteville 

2007: Mary Jean Erschen,  Executive Director, Center for School, Youth, & Citizen Preparedness

2008: Doug  Reynolds,  Beloit School District

2010: Bryan Roessler, former WSSCA Executive Director 

2011: Robert Severson, Chippewa Falls Area School District  

2013: Gary Rosploch, Muskego-Norway School District   

2014: Joel Konze, Sparta Area School District 

2016: Peter Pochowski, former WSSCA Executive Director 

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2016 Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association

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