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The Teacher of the Month, before school starts
Ann Kroncke
Ann Kroncke

Anderson–Weber Toyota Scion Lincoln in Dubuque named Ann Kroncke, a teacher at Platteville High School, its August Teacher of the Month.

Kroncke teaches biology, human biology, and Principles of Biomedical Sciences at PHS. 

“She is clearly passionate about teaching students everything she knows and makes students excited to take her classes,” said PHS senior Allison Woodworth, who nominated Kroncke. “Ms. Kroncke incorporates all different kinds of hands-on labs to ensure students’ understanding of complex concepts. She challenges students to think critically and is always ready to help those who struggle. She has the ability to teach in a way in which students remember the material and she brings a positive, enthusiastic attitude to class every day. Ms. Kroncke has inspired many to pursue a career in the biomedical field.”

Kroncke is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

“I think one my strengths as a teacher is the enthusiasm I have for my subject,” she told The Journal in 2013. “I appreciate when a student is comfortable enough to bring in a strange spider for identification. I hope this excitement piques the interest of my students and gets them to engage in what is planned for that day. I am constantly looking for new labs and online activities that allows them to explore the almost daily advances being made in biology.”

Anderson–Weber Toyota Scion Lincoln has sent a check for $250 to Platteville High School in Kroncke’s name. Kroncke also can have the use of a new Toyota Prius that displays her designation as the Anderson–Weber Teacher of the Month.