Seth Brady has been a social studies teacher at Naperville Central High School since 2004. His course load typically includes sections of Comparative Religions, World Cultures, Sociology, and occasionally Anthropology. In 2013, Seth was named a Teacher’s for Global Classrooms fellow by the U.S. Department of State and studied religion and culture in Indonesia. This fellowship later led the creation of Illinois Global Scholar, a global education certificate for high school students that passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly in 2016. This initiative, which Mr. Brady directs, will award merit, on the state-sanctioned transcript, to students who demonstrate global competence. Seth is co-founder of the Illinois Educators of Religion PLC, is a Big Ten Medal of Honor Winner, and was a finalist for Illinois State Teacher of the Year in 2015. His currently projects include a religious literacy initiative sponsored by the Germancos Foundation, and a professional development model to improve religious literacy and cultural responsiveness sponsored by ASCD and Teach to Lead. Mr. Brady holds undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a graduate degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago. Seth lives in Naperville, Illinois with his wife and three children.