History teachers win grant to study American history

By Maddy Baxter

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History granted upper school history teachers Celia Goedde and Ken Neisser fellowships to study American history this summer.

Goedde will attend a one week long seminar titled “Gender, Race and Nation in Civil War America” at the University of Pennsylvania.

Neisser will study the “United States in Depression and War, 1929-1945” at Stanford University for a week at the end of June under the direction of historian David Kennedy.

“Professor Kennedy has long been my idol among great, writing historians and I never in my wildest dreams expected I would meet him, much less spend a full week in his company,” Neisser said.