Kurt Willer, Danville (Illinois) High School librarian and member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, was recently awarded the David L. Fields Excellence in Teaching Award as an "outstanding" teacher in the district. Noelle McGee of the News-Gazette has the story.
According to McGee, "Willer teaches sword fighting at school and owns a functional suit of armor. In his spare time, he participates in the Society for Creative Anachronism."
"The SCA is an educational and re-enactment group where I am a spearman, crossbowman and operate siege equipment during 'battles' that take place between groups," he said.