A University Heights Academy teacher has received a national honor.
An email from the private school says history teacher Brett Pritchett was the only teacher in Kentucky selected for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship, which financially supports secondary teachers in obtaining their master’s degree.
The studies must include a concentration of courses in the history and principles of the United States Constitution. The program is funded by income from a trust fund in the U.S. Treasury and from additional private gifts, corporate contributions and foundation grants.
Recipients are required to teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of fellowship support. Only one teacher receives the award in each state or territory each year.