Micki Uppena

The School Library Equity Project


Micki Uppena is proud to serve as an elementary library media specialist in the Mineral Point Unified School District. She practiced as an elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist for sixteen years teaching grades 4K, K, 2, and 3 before making the library her home. She was recognized by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce as Lancaster’s Educator of the Year in 2014 during her first year in the library. Micki received the Kohls Fellowship Award for teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin in 2020. Micki prides herself in taking risks and leading by doing. She views advocacy at all levels as her greatest responsibility. She works diligently to support educators and students. Her greatest joys are building relationships with students through books and connecting students with authors! Micki has presented her views on literacy and leading in the library at SWAL, WILS, WEMTA, WSRA, Summer SPARK, WLA, and NerdCamp Michigan. Micki is also the Past President of the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association.