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Jennifer M. La Place

Columbus, Ohio

Jennifer M. La Place is a social studies teacher at Centennial High School in Columbus City Schools (Ohio). She teaches AP World History Modern, AP US Government and Politics, and U.S. History. Jennifer is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and received her teaching credentials from Ohio Dominican University in an Urban Education Teaching program. Jennifer has participated in numerous educational programs locally, nationally, and internationally. Among these programs are Fulbright Hays (Southern Africa), exchange programs at the Ohio State University (Poland, South Africa), National Endowment for the Humanities (The Most Southern Place on Earth), The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA/OSU), and History Speaks (OSU). Jennifer received the 2020 Helen Jenkins Award from the Columbus Education Association, the 2019 District 6 Ohio Teacher of the Year, and the 2020 NEA Foundation for Teaching Excellence (Ohio).

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