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Lennon Named Grand Forks Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

May 8, 2020

Lennon Named Grand Forks Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Trevor Lennon, business education teacher at Grand Forks Central High School, has been selected as Grand Forks Public Schools’ 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.

Since joining Grand Forks Public Schools in 2014, Lennon has quickly made his mark at Grand Forks Central High School.

Lennon currently teaches video production I and II, web design, multimedia (Adobe Photoshop), and Microsoft Office. He also serves as chair of the business education department.

Lennon is an advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapters Grand Forks Central.

In a nomination, student Gabriel Randall wrote, “Mr. Lennon holds workshops after school for students to come in and work on FBLA projects or school assignments. He always brings a funny and whimsical attitude to his classes which brightens up everyone's day.”

In his many accomplishments, Lennon has guided scores of students in becoming Microsoft Office Certified through Certiport. He also increased membership of the FBLA chapter and participation in the state and national conferences. The Grand Forks Central FBLA chapter was recently recognized with a number of awards, including the Dorothy L. Travis Outstanding Chapter award, as well as earning second place at the state leadership conference.

Lennon is also a varsity assistant coach, junior varsity head coach, conditioning coordinator, and assistant summer strength coach for Knight football. He was the C squad basketball coach for several years, a site supervisor for the Junior Grand Am basketball tournament, and a youth coach for Grand Forks Fastbreak Camp.

In another nomination, a parent wrote, “I don’t know Mr. Lennon personally outside of work, but am so thankful my son is one of his students and in his extracurricular activities. I am a single mother battling cancer and know with everything he does for the kids, that I had one less thing to worry about. He truly cares, wants to make a difference in their lives, and is ALWAYS available if someone is in need. This in itself is a commendable quality of a teacher outside work hours.”

Lennon volunteers his time in a number of roles, including Grand Forks Central graduation ceremonies, Through the Decades project (Grand Forks Central’s centennial celebration), and videographer for school plays and Hall of Fame.

Lennon holds a bachelor’s degree in business education, business administration, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from the University of Mary (Bismarck, N.D.), and will graduate with a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota this month. He also holds a secondary principal credential.

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