Fedak Named History Teacher of Year

Meri Fedak, teacher at Kettering Elementary School, recently was named the state’s History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the White House’s Preserve America Initiative. Fedak earned the honor based on meeting and exceeding several criteria: at least three years of classroom experience teaching American history; a deep commitment to teaching American history; creativity and imagination in the classroom; close attention to primary documents, artifacts, historic sites and other primary materials; and thoughtful assessment of student achievement. The award carries a $1,000 prize and consideration for the National History Teacher of the Year to be given out this fall. The Kettering library will also receive history books and materials in her honor. Fedak has 35 years of teaching experience, 32 of those years at Kettering.