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Paulding teacher named Ohio History Teacher of the Year
Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:41 AM


NEW YORK – Beth Kelly, a kindergarten teacher at Paulding Elementary School in Paulding, Ohio, has been named the 2013 Ohio History Teacher of the Year.


The award is co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf of its Preserve America program.


A veteran teacher with nearly 20 years of experience at the pre-K and elementary level, Kelly grew up in Paulding County and graduated from Paulding High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from the University of Toledo and a master of education degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been named both a Martha Holding Jennings Scholar and a Master Teacher by Paulding Exempted Village Schools.

Kelly, a Paulding County resident, will be recognized with a $1,000 honorarium at a school assembly at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.

In addition to the recognition afford to Mrs. Kelly, Paulding Elementary's library will receive a core archive of history books and educational materials from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and HISTORY®. Kelly will also be invited to a 2014 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar and Paulding Elementary will be named a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School.