Sheila Moser, high school teacher from Leeds, N.D. She was named ND Newspaper Association NIE Co-Teacher of the Year last Saturday at the NDNA awards banquet in Fargo.
I nominated Sheila for her dedication and continued use of the Grand Forks Herald in her classes.
Moser began using the Grand Forks Herald in journalism units in English classes in 1990 at Four Winds High School. She has continued to use the Herald as she began teaching at Leeds High School where she also teaches art, college compositionand speech.
"I’ve found newspapers useful in teaching journalism, creative wrirting, poetry, graphic arts, photography and marketing." Moser said.
In 2009, Moser and Herald NIE Director, Sue Lindlauf organized a job shadowing experience for sophomores that "connected real people to the articles and careers of the newspaper world. My students learned so much from the willingness of the many fantastic ‘teachers’ at the Grand Forks Herald."
Moser was born in Ellendale, N.D. and was raised on a farm near Kulm. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Jamestown College and has completed sufficient credits at the University of North Dakota to obtain a Master’s Degree. Moser’s husband, Larry, is a history educator. They are the parents of three sons, Brett a minister at River CIty Church in Fargo; Marco, a nurse anesthetist at Meritcare in Fargo; a and Kelan, a commodity buyer for Goodrich in Jamestown. They are the grandparents of four.