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Social Studies Teacher at DHS-E, Ellen Resnek, receives 2018 TOP Fellow of the Year Award!

The Transatlantic Outreach Program is pleased to announce that Ms. Ellen Resnek of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, USA, and Social Studies Teacher at Downingtown East High School has been selected as the 2018 TOP Fellow of the Year!

In conferring this distinction, TOP recognizes and celebrates Ellen’s dedication to strengthening and advancing the relationship between Germany and North America through education. Since traveling to Germany with TOP in 2011, she has collaborated on a number of programs, including curriculum writing for lessons on contemporary Germany. Her class is currently paired with the Modellschule-Obersberg in Bad Hersfeld, located in the former East Germany, on a collaborative Cold War Virtual History Project. She has developed and presented professional development sessions at the local, state, and regional levels, sharing these experiences. Ellen also serves as a TOP Network Trainer Specialist and a TOP Ambassador.


This award represents our gratitude for Ellen’s generosity with her time and expertise. She is a leader among her fellow educators and embodies the spirit of this Year of German-American Friendship, "Wunderbar Together." We are delighted to honor her achievements with this award