Konstantinos Kovoros Named 2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
June 8, 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 social studies teacher, Konstantinos Kovoros, of Jericho Middle School in Jericho, New York. Konstantinos Kovoros will arrive in Fort Scott on June 27th 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.
Konstantinos Kovoros has taught for 20 years in Jericho, New York in the Jericho school district, a district that is consistently ranked as one of the best public school districts in the United States. He currently teaches middle school American history. Konstantinos is a passionate educator who strives to bring history to life and help his students understand how history has shaped their world. Konstantinos utilizes field trips, guest speakers, and project-based learning to engage students and allow them to delve deeper into the curriculum. His students compete in numerous history competitions, many receiving special awards and ranking nationally.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Konstantinos serves as Student Council co-advisor, as well as co-advisor of Project L.E.A.D - a club that seeks to form a coalition of students who work together to bring awareness, encourage empathy, and build understanding of the varied challenges students face across Long Island today. Students are provided opportunities to collaborate with peers in partner schools to build connections, as well as explore challenges and opportunities to become LEADers in their respective communities.
LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, "Konstantine is an outstanding project developer and will fit perfectly into our Fellows work. He has already had a student receive a national Discovery Award title, so he will be invaluable with our network system."
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:
2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
Name: Konstantinos Kovoros
Subject: Middle School Social Studies
School: Jericho Middle School
99 Cedar Swamp Rd
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: (516) 203-3600
Cell: (516) 680-1792