Beth Kelly, a kindergarten teacher at Paulding Elementary School, has been named the 2013 Ohio History Teacher of the Year.
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.
Kelly was recognized with a $1,000 honorarium. In addition to the recognition, 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.