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Kurt Russell, 2022 National Teacher of the Year | The Good Work of a Teacher
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Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work

Kurt Russell, 2022 National Teacher of the Year | The Good Work of a Teacher

Step into the inspiring world of Kurt Russell: 2022 National Teacher of the Year! In this captivating video, we delve into the remarkable journey of Kurt Russell, a true champion of education and advocate for inclusivity in the classroom. With an impressive 25 years of experience in teaching, Kurt's passion for shaping young minds was ignited during his middle school years when he encountered his first Black male teacher, sparking a lifelong commitment to the field. Join us as we explore Kurt's incredible work at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio, where he was born and raised. Through his classes, Kurt strives to create an educational environment that embraces and reflects the diverse backgrounds and identities of his students. Beyond the classroom, Kurt serves as a faculty advisor for the student-led Black Student Union, empowering young minds and fostering positive impacts that transcend racial boundaries. But Kurt's influence doesn't stop there—he also takes on the role of head coach for the school's varsity basketball team. To him, basketball is more than just a sport; it's an extension of the classroom, providing valuable life lessons on teamwork, resilience, and navigating both triumph and adversity. Discover the educational journey that led Kurt to become the 2022 National Teacher of the Year. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in Black studies from the College of Wooster, along with a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Ashland University. Kurt's commitment to continuous growth and learning is evident as he pursues further education in child development at Oakland City University. Kurt's outstanding contributions have not gone unnoticed. He has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Oberlin Heritage Center and the Oberlin chapter of the NAACP. Additionally, his coaching prowess has earned him accolades such as Lorain County Basketball Association Coach of the Year and Northeast Ohio Coach of the Year. Outside of his professional achievements, Kurt cherishes the love and support of his wife, Donna. Together, they are proud parents to two adult sons, Kurt Junior (KJ) and Korey. In his leisure time, Kurt enjoys immersing himself in the pages of non-fiction books and exploring the world through travel. Get ready to be inspired by Kurt Russell's unwavering dedication to education, his passion for inclusivity, and his commitment to empowering students. Join us on this transformative journey as we shine a spotlight on a true educational leader and advocate for change. 🔔 Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more inspiring stories and educational content! #TeacherSpotlight #EducationAdvocate #InclusiveClassrooms #Inspiration #EmpoweringStudents
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