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BELLEVUE, WA, January 17, 2011 – Move over lunch lady….The Chess Lady is making her move to classrooms nationwide. Chess is now inspiring second and third grade students around the country thanks to an innovative program from America’s Foundation for Chess: First MoveTM. This award-winning program introduces chess – with the help of an unexpected classroom celebrity, The Chess Lady...Read More
On National Chess Day, October 9th, 2009 Chess Lady Wendi Fischer was honored with an excellence in education award from Notre Dame University. Fischer received the honor for her outstanding work as the Chess Lady and her advocacy in education. The Chess Lady and First Move is recognized among many Catholic Schools across the nation, where Wendi teaches virtually each week.
Wendi was previously awarded the Great Teacher award from Phi Delta Kappa at the Washington Annual Membership and Awards Luncheon on April 18th, 2009.