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May 2020  

  Cordts named History Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Madison High School history teacher Robert Cordts! The South Dakota State Historical Society has named Cordts the 2020 History Teacher of the Year. This honor is one of the annual Governor’s Awards for History.

Cordts’ excitement for history is said to be palpable and tangible in his every lecture and activity. A prime example of this is his Native American Studies course, where he familiarizes students with the rich culture and traditions of the various tribes in the state. Cordts said he can’t think of anything that he would rather be doing with his life than teaching. In addition to teaching his students history, Cordts said it’s also important to teach them citizenship and leadership skills.

Cordts has been featured in his local newspaper: The Madison Daily Leader

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