East Hartford teacher wins Lincoln fellowship in Illinois

By East Hartford Public Schools
East Hartford - posted Wed., May. 8, 2013
Tom Greaser (representative from Horace Mann - wearing glasses), Dennis Rupar (EHHS teacher/award recipient) and Ed Quick (EHHS social studies department head). Courtesy photo. - Contributed Photo

This summer, Dennis Rupar, a teacher at East Hartford High School, will take part in the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program in Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois.  While in Springfield, Rupar will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM).

The fellowship program includes lectures by library staff and Lincoln experts who provide great insight on Lincoln and the Civil War. The five-day event includes special guided tours at Lincoln’s tomb, Lincoln’s home and the village of New Salem, where Lincoln lived as a young man.

Fifty teachers and/or school administrators – one representative from each state in the U.S. – will take part in the 2013 Fellowship program, which includes the five-day program, round-trip transportation, lodging, and most meals.

This opportunity is provided by Horace Mann, the largest national multiline insurance company focusing on educators’ financial needs.

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