Title: Retired School Library Administrator
Location: Laona, Wisconsin, United States
Alice A. Sturzl, Retired School Library Administrator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in librarianship and education.
Backed by nearly 40 years of professional experience in librarianship and teaching, Ms. Sturzl is a distinguished retired school library administrator and an active proponent of multi-type cooperation among libraries. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in education and library science from Wisconsin State University in 1971, she took on her first roles as an elementary librarian at Saint Peter and Paul School and as a librarian at the School District of Laona. Pivoting to teaching in Arizona, she was a teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Most Holy Trinity School between 1973 and 1976. Ms. Sturzl then returned to Wisconsin where she taught as a substitute teacher for one year until taking on the role of a K-12 instructional media specialist with the School District of Laona from 1977 to 2011. After excelling in the position for 34 years, she taught at the School District of Goodman-Armstrong from 2006 until commencing her retirement in 2009.
Reflecting on her illustrious career, Ms. Sturzl has always loved to read and inform others of books to read. She cites being elected president of the Wisconsin Library Association was the highlight of her career, along with being named Trustee of the Year in 2015, Librarian of the Year in 2007 and receiving the Special Service Award in 2005 from the organization. In addition, she was named Woman of the Year by the American Biographical Institute in 2008. Presently, Ms. Sturzl holds membership with the Alpha Eta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation and the Wisconsin Library Association. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is an avid bowler, having been inducted into the Wabeno Women’s Bowling League Wall of Fame in 2009 and Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 2005. To attest to her legacy, Ms. Sturzl can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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