Paul Sandrock
2003 State Supervisor of the Year

Paul Sandrock, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI’s) World Languages Education Consultant, recently received national recognition for his role as the state’s foreign language education supervisor.Sandrock, who has served in his current capacity since 1992, received the first-ever Pearson-Prentice Hall/National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) annual State Supervisor of the Year Award. It was presented during a recent meeting of the NCSSFL and the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL).

“Paul has taken his passion for world languages and become a national leader,” said State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster. “We are fortunate to have such a skilled and dedicated educator leading our efforts.”

In his role at the DPI, Sandrock most recently authored Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages (2002). In 2000 in authored “Creating A Standards-Based Curriculum,” in Teaching Spanish with the Five C’s: A Blueprint for Success (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). Sandrock works frequently with districts throughout Wisconsin to help improve the curriculum, assessment, instruction, and program design for teaching world languages.

Prior to his employment at the DPI, Sandrock was a Spanish teacher at Appleton West High School (1986-92), the district’s foreign language department head (1985-92), and a Spanish and English teacher at Wilson Junior High School in Appleton from 1975 through 1986.