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Greg Zeitler Recipient of Educator of Excellence Award
Issue Date: July 3, 2014
Greg Zeitler, a Middle School teacher in the Gillett School District, received the 2013-14 Educator of Excellence Award, sponsored by the Nicolet Oconto Retired Teachers Association. He was selected by the Gillett School District faculty.
A Coleman High School graduate, he earned a bachelor degree in education from UW-Green Bay in 1993, and in 2001 received a masters degree in education from Viterbo College in La Crosse.
Zeitler began teaching at De Pere Middle School and the following year he accepted a job at Gillett Middle School where he has been teaching for the past 20 years. He taught 8th grade math and 7th grade science, and in previous years also taught 7th grade English language arts and social studies.
For the 20 years he also did alot of coaching, including football, wrestling and track at the middle school and high school levels.
Zeitler and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Max, 17, and Alex, 16, and a dog, Brutus.
He enjoys watching his boys participate in sports, including track, cross-country, football and wrestling. The family also enjoys their wooded property in the Coleman area where he grew up. The family belongs to Faith Lutheran Church, and is a member of Gillett Civic Club.
Zeitler is the son of Marian Zeitler of Coleman and the late Cub Zeitler.