MPS teacher, military veteran receives honor

Garry Lawson, longtime teacher and 20-year military veteran, was recognized Tuesday at Keefe Avenue School with the Star Teacher Award from the Department of Defense for Outstanding Leadership in Education. Lawson, who served in Desert Storm, chose to continue to proudly serve as an exemplary educator at Keefe Avenue School after his many years of military service.

Lawson also selflessly serves as a participant in the Troops to Teachers program helping transitioning military men and women find new careers as educators.

The entire Keefe Avenue School student body attended a celebratory assembly to recognize Mr. Lawson.

Thank you to Mr. Lawson for choosing a life of service and making such a positive impact on so many students’ lives. Read more.

Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel