National Geographic : 2001 May
Mr. Kessenich teaches the most innovative math class under the sun. They've been around for centuries. But only Jeremy Kessenich had the vision to see that designing and building sundials could teach essential math principles in a way that students would actually enjoy. This spring, his high school class will paint a sundial face on the playground at the local elementary school. By standing at its center, grade schoolers become the rod that casts the time-telling shadow-and a new generation will experience the power, and fun, of mathematics. For his bright ideas, State Farm is pleased to present Mr. Kessenich with our Good Neighbor Teacher Award TM and to donate $10,000 to his school, Mt. Horeb High in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. INSURANCE Good Neighbor Teacher Award'T STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois statefarm.com" The Good NeighborTeacher Award was developed in cooperation with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.