Harlan Kredit, a member of Third Christian Reformed Church, Lynden, Wash., was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in June. Kredit is the first teacher in Washington ever to be inducted. Only five teachers are selected nationwide each year.
Kredit, a science teacher at Lynden Christian High School, has taught for 44 years. Tim Kok, a former student of Kredit, said, “What truly sets Mr. Kredit apart is that as incredibly well as he teaches biology, he teaches life even better.”
Kredit uses the outdoors as his classroom to stimulate students’ interest in science. Among other things, he and his students have built a fish hatchery on the school property and over the years have released a “couple million salmon,” said Kredit.
Kredit was inducted at a ceremony in Emporia, Kan.