The Wilton Method Instructor “Wall of Fame” Goes Global!

April 11th, 2011 by Shawn Broda

At the heart of Wilton Class Marketing lies our network of amazing Wilton Method Instructors, and we do our best to make sure they know how much we appreciate their efforts. As a part of this appreciation, we developed the WMI Recognition Program to honor instructors for their teaching milestones.

Once an instructor reaches the “1,000 students taught” mark, we induct them into our Hall of Fame, the crowning achievement for WMIs everywhere! Once inducted into the Hall of Fame, the names of the instructors are engraved on plaques hanging on the Wilton Wall of Fame in our corporate headquarters, where they will forever be part of this elite group.

During the nearly 40 year history of Wilton Method classes, we’ve added 1,230 WMIs to the Wall of Fame at the following levels:

996 Instructors – Hall of Fame for 1,000 students taught
191 Instructors – President’s Club for 2,500 students taught
43 Instructors – Imperial Club for 5,000 students taught

Prior to 2009, these inductees were limited to the US and Canada, but no more – in the last 2 years, the Wilton “Wall of Fame” has gone global! Seven WMIs from around the world have achieved Hall of Fame status, which is an incredible achievement for their short teaching careers of 5 years or less (Wilton classes started expanding in international markets in 2006). Their success is an example of how popular Wilton Method classes are around the world, and we’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg!

Congratulations to our International Hall of Fame members!

2009 Inductees
Vinita Lobo – United Arab Emirates (now retired)
Luz Alba Martinez – Mexico
Maria Lourdes Espinosa – Mexico
Maria Eugenia Gonzales – Mexico

2010 Inductees
Crystal Kim – South Korea (pictured here with me at the March WMI Seminar in Seoul)
Rossana Paz – Ecuador
Kirsten Houston – New Zealand (pictured with her award certificate)

WMI Hall of Fame Inductees

As Wilton Class Marketing continues to grow around the world, I have a feeling our Wall of Fame will soon include WMIs from every corner of the globe!

Do you love to decorate cakes? Learn more about becoming a Wilton Method Instructor! For more information on Wilton Method Classes in your area, please visit the Wilton Classes page.

Shawn Broda Shawn is a Senior Class Marketing Manager for the Wilton Educational Marketing Department. She joined Wilton 15 years ago as a Product Development Coordinator, and learning how to decorate the Wilton Way was the best part of her training! In addition to working with customers in North America, Shawn also works with the International Sales team to expand Wilton Method classes around the world. Celebrations provide a common thread between cultures, and she is amazed and inspired by the excitement people have for Wilton products and programs, no matter where they live. Shawn loves cooking, baking and decorating, especially when she can share her creations with others.

5 Replies

  1. Valerie says:

    I was given the 3-D bunny pan do I fill it up on one side a truss it so when it rises it will form the other side? The instruction I found on Wilton’s website does not say. Thank you for your help.

  2. Ann says:

    Congrats to those instructors! I am at about 900 right now & working toward the Hall of Fame. I can’t wait.

  3. jonna maclean says:

    To all the instructors keep up the good work…

  4. Rocio Morales says:

    Rossana Paz, from Ecuador, our best teacher!! Congratulations!

  5. Nancy Barkofske says:

    My mother, Barbara Nance, was put into the Wilton Hall of Fame many years ago.

    She passed away last month after a long illness. I thought I would let Wilton’s know and I was wondering how I could find what date she was put in the Hall of Fame. Thanks.

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