As Americans have closely watched the presidential race draw to its end over the last few months, in Sitka an educator was quietly celebrating her own executive victory. Earlier this year, Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s Chohla Moll won one of the most prestigious awards a science teacher in the United States can receive.
There are plenty of distractions in a high school classroom. The intercom, the talkative classmates, that kid who brought in Cheetos that are crinkling beneath his desk. But perhaps the biggest distraction of all can be found in the pocket of nearly every student.