Teacher, Omaha Public Schools
Maddie Fennell, NBCT, has been an elementary teacher in the Omaha Public Schools for 27 years, teaching in first, fourth and sixth grades and mentoring her peers as a literacy coach. She was honored as the Nebraska Teacher of the Year in 2007. This year she is on special assignment to the National Education Association as a Teacher Fellow.
Prior to this position, Maddie completed a three-year assignment to the U.S. Department of Education as a Teacher Leader in Residence in the Office of the Secretary and as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow.
She is currently serving as Secretary of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year and as a teacher representative on the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution Education Reimagined Project.