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Tech Valley teacher wins Fulbright Award

Posted at: 04/24/2014 10:44 AM
Updated at: 04/24/2014 4:20 PM
By: Jessica Riley

Leah Penniman has won a Fulbright Distinguished Award in teaching.
Leah Penniman has won a Fulbright Distinguished Award in teaching.

A Tech Valley High School teacher has won a Fulbright Distinguished Award in teaching.

Leah Penniman is a science teacher who will spend six months in Mexico writing curriculum and helping craft projects for use in schools there.

She’ll travel to Mexico City in January 2015. Once she returns in June 2015, Penniman will lead accompanying professional development for aspiring facilitators of the curriculum.

The Tech Valley teacher is one of 43 teachers across the country to receive a Fulbright award to travel abroad.

Penniman was profiled in NewsChannel 13's Today's Women feature in November. Watch that story here.