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An Ordinary Teacher In An Extraordinary Place

Growing up in New Castle, Chris DeHart imagined becoming an architect or a chef.

But the loss to the worlds of architecture and restaurants is the gain for the U.S. history teacher’s students at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility.

His expert teaching has earned DeHart Indiana University’s Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educator Award. He will serve starting with a two-day retreat this summer as a teacher-in-residence at IU where he will help prepare future teachers for the classroom.

“I do an ordinary thing in an extraordinary place,“ the Knightstown resident said.

Read the full story out of Pendleton JCF here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:12 PM