Avon High School Teacher Awarded the 2016 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship

Avon, IN (January 11, 2016) – Avon High School Teacher Anthony Record was awarded a 2016 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. He will receive a $12,000 grant to support a project of personally and professionally fulfilling activities. Mr. Record’s project, “Newton vs. Leibniz: Following the Roots and Picking the Fruits of the Calculus Tree,” will investigate the lives and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton and Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz, co-discoverers of calculus. He will travel to London, Cambridge and Woolesthorpe, England where Sir Isaac Newton’s work on Calculus occurred. He will continue to Paris, France where Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz’s work on calculus primarily occurred as well as visit his birthplace in Leipzig, Germany.

Mr. Record joins an elite group of Avon Community School Corporation teachers who have been honored with this Fellowship:

Previous Recipients of the Lilly Endowment

2005/Mollie Gregory/AHS/Language Arts

2009/Paul Haiducu (2 times)/AHS/Physics

2010/Chad Seals/AHS/Spanish

2010/Michelle Rollings/AISE/Art

2011/Gwynn Wills/District/Autism Consultant

2013/Lisa Guthrie/AMSS/Math

2014/Lisa Kern/AHS/Science

2015/Chris Hill/AHS/Engineering Technology

2015/Lori Taylor/AISW/6th Grade

2015/Jared Emmons/AHS/Spanish

2015/Joe Risch (former teacher)/AISE/Special Education

2016/Anthony Record/AHS/Math 

Lilly Endowment Inc., is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation. For 2016, the Endowment offered grants of $12,000 each to 100 Indiana K-12 educators from a competitive pool of 535 applicants. To view the news release regarding this award and for more information about Lilly Endowment, visit www.lillyendowment.org.

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