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Stranahan High School Teacher Derek Sheets Earns National Honor from American Geographical Society
Published Friday, October 12, 2018


Congratulations to Stranahan High School’s Derek Sheets for being selected as a 2018 American Geographical Society (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellow. Sheets, who teachers Advanced Placement Human Geography, is one of only 50 teaches in the nation chosen for this distinction.

As a Geography Teacher Fellow, Sheets will attend the AGS Fall Symposium at Columbia University in New York City, November 15 – 16, 2018. The Symposium provides Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable cutting-edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies. “We are very pleased to be able to invite Derek, who is one of the top geography teachers in the country, to join us in New York City in November,” said Dr. John Konarski, CEO of the American Geographical

Society. “AGS Geography Teacher Fellows are an integral part of the AGS community, leading and educating future generations in geography and geospatial science. This year we have focused on expanding activities that reinforce teachers’ geographical and geospatial knowledge, and will be continuing to provide guidance to teachers seeking to develop projects for their classrooms.”

The AGS was established in 1851 and is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States. It is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in geographical research and education for over 166 years. The mission of the AGS is to advance and promote geography in business, government, science and education.


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