Waupaca teacher to share Iditarod stories
Linda Fenton will speak about her experiences with the 2013 Iditarod at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy and sponsored by Joan and Gene Wasserberg, Fenton’s presentation is free and open to the public.
Fenton is a third-grade teacher in Waupaca who was selected as the 2013 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.
She will share her adventures during the Iditarod with photos and stories.
The long-distance race, lasting 9 to 15 days, originated in 1973. Its goals were to help save huskies and the sled dog culture, which, with the introduction of snowmobiles, were in decline in Alaska, and to preserve the historic Iditarod Trail between Seward and Nome.
Fenton was the 15th Teacher on the Trail.
Beginning in June 2012 and throughout the following school year, Fenton created a curriculum and developed an online journal. She flew from checkpoint to checkpoint during the race in March, sharing her observations and ideas for lessons via the Internet with students and teachers in classrooms around the world.
Married with three adult sons, Fenton received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
She has taught in the Waupaca School District since 1999 and runs an ice cream shop in Hayward during the summer.