MPS teacher gets high marks for her work on MLK

CREATED Jan. 17, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Friday it was the teacher who earned the "A."

Students at Milwaukee High School of the Arts let out a roar when Ronald McDonald waltzed into class to honor Mrs. Katherine Katter.
 
Katter, an  teacher for more than 20 years, devotes much of her time to organize an annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Friday, her contributions earned her high praise from the event's sponsors: MPS, McDonald's and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
 
"It's not just history, it's our history," student Wenford Brown tells TODAY'S TMJ4. "She really teaches it. She doesn't just go around and state the border. She goes into it."
 
Ronald McDonald and representatives from MPS and the Marcus Center presented Katter with a commemorative plaque, roses, an iPad and tickets to Phantom of the Opera.
 
A tearful Katter, however, told us the greatest prize is the success of her students.
 
"Kids really have the ability to put their minds towards improving the world they live in."