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Dan Helberg Named 2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow

June 1, 2021

FORT SCOTT, KS — The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowship to high school Language Arts teacher, Dan Helberg, of Ansley Public School in Ansley, Nebraska. Dan Helberg will arrive in Fort Scott on June 20th for a week of collaboration with LMC staff. 

The LMC Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction. The Center selects exemplary teachers from across America and around the world, drawn from a variety of disciplines, to collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history. 

Dan Helberg has been in education for the past 19 years across the states of Nebraska and North Carolina. Dan has taught English at a variety of levels and was the principal at Adams Middle School in North Platte, NE for three years. After a return to the classroom, he has taught 7-12 English at Ansley Public Schools in Ansley, NE and also coaches the Speech team.

In 2013, Dan received a Fund for Teachers Grant and toured Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic while researching Jewish Culture and the Holocaust. In 2014, he attended the Belfer Conference at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Dan lives in the Sandhills of Nebraska where he ranches with his family and enjoys the peaceful prairie surroundings. 

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, "Dan is an educator who leads with a creative style. His work as a National Holocaust Museum Fellow and with the Center on projects is outstanding. He will be a leader in the Fellows class of 2021." 

While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and ongoing support to enhance their classrooms and help students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change. Fellows emerge prepared to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students, as they apply and evaluate the stories of role models who have changed the world throughout history. 

To schedule interviews or for more information, please contact: 

Norm Conard
Executive Director
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
1 South Main
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-1312 

2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow   
Name: Dan Helberg
Subject: High School Language Arts
School: Ansley Public School             
1124 Cameron Street
Ansley, NE 68814
Phone: (308) 935-1121
Cell: (308) 520-0810