Prairie Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Lee’s Summit, is honored to announce that Duane Fleck has been selected as the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History Teacher of the Year. Fleck teaches American History at the Lee’s Summit High School. He competed for this honor with many other American History teachers throughout the state. He is now in competition for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History Teacher of the Year, which will be announced in June.
Fleck has taught at the Lee’s Summit High School for 19 years. He has taught American History, Advanced Placement European History, Current Events, International Baccalaureate History of the Americas and World History. In addition, he works with a special education specialist to offer a Class-Within-a-Class history class for special-needs students. In 2003, Fleck initiated an after-school historical game club, known as the Organization of Strategic Gaming. It evolved into the Recruits Wargaming Convention, held two times each year at Lee’s Summit High School for people interested in historical games and research. In the fall of 2012, more than 500 people from throughout the Midwest attended the 20th show.