Gilman School’s Reiter Named Teacher On The Trail For 2014 Iditarod

This year’s Iditarod dog sled race ended last month, but Gilman School teacher Jen Reiter is already preparing for next year’s race.For thousands of students nationwide, Reiter will be the face of the race that begins March 1, 2014. She has been chosen by race officials as the Iditarod’s 2014 “Teacher on the Trail,” the first from Maryland, she said.Reiter will follow the 1,000-mile, 10-to-14-day race through the Alaskan wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, blogging and Skypeing online, keeping a journal, teaching classes in small villages along the route, and generally promoting Iditarod in the Classroom, a popular teaching tool for educators around the world.She will miss about five weeks of work at Gilman, including spring break, she said.”It’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing,” said Reiter, 43, of Rodgers Forge. “I’ll get to go places most people never get to go.”Read more here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/ph-ms-iditarod-teacher-0411-20130408,0,1337364.story

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