UW–Madison alumnus David O’Connor has received a prestigious national honor for his work to change the landscape for Native American students in Wisconsin and across the Midwest.
On Oct. 15, O’Connor accepted the National Indian Education Association’s Educator of the Year award at the organization’s 52nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Omaha, Nebraska.
O’Connor holds a master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is currently an education consultant with the American Indian Studies Program in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
“This award is a testament to the partnerships and relationships I have developed and built throughout my time at DPI,” O’Connor said in a DPI news release. “Although the award has my name on it, it should include all those I work with every single day both here at DPI and in the field. It represents the people of Wisconsin I serve and work with, and the folks every day who are involved in helping move this work forward.”
Learn more about O’Connor’s work and the NIEA award in this article in Madison365.