Megan Clark Named 2019 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
June 1, 2019
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 elementary art teacher, Megan Clark, of Clear Creek Elementary in DeSoto, KS. Megan will arrive in Fort Scott on June 23rd 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 Europe, drawn from a variety of disciplines, to collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.
Megan Clark is the Elementary Kansas Teacher of the Year for Region 3 and is part of the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year Team. For the last fifteen years, she has served as art teacher for nearly six hundred kindergarteners through fifth graders at Clear Creek Elementary. She promotes an art classroom environment of curiosity and creativity. Her lesson design goes a step further than simply "making," by growing students' curiosity in analyzing and discovering the role of art in the world around them and developing students' unique ideas and perspectives. As a strong advocate for building relationships with families and students in her community, she was honored by USD 232 with the Teacher of Excellence Award in 2007 and the Inspiration Award in 2015.
Megan has served in multiple leadership roles at the building and district levels, including the role of chairman for the district elementary art curriculum writing and materials adoption, four years as a member of the building leadership team and eight years as District Coordinating Teacher for Elementary Art. Outside of the classroom she serves organizations that help students and support children with cancer. The uniting theme to Megan’s work in the classroom and beyond is her passion for improving the lives of all children.
LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, "Megan's expertise in using art to connect students to the world around them is a powerful tool in helping them discover their own talents and potential. We look forward to learning more from Megan as a member of our team of Fellows."
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:
2019 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
Name: Megan Clark
School: Clear Creek Elementary
Subject: Elementary Art Teacher
5815 Monticello Rd.
Shawnee, KS 66226
Cell Phone: (913) 219-2146