Washington, D.C. Teacher Named Amazon “Regular Hero”

Washington, D.C. high school chemistry teacher is named one of Amazon’s “Regular Hero’s.” By transforming his kitchen into a chemistry laboratory using his own money, Jonte Lee delivered supplies to his 35 students, kept them engaged on Zoom, and has become a national role model of teaching excellence.

Known by his students and the school district as The Kitchen Chemist, his videos have gone viral with schoolchildren across the United States.

During one of his Zoom class, Mr. Lee was surprised by comedian Kevin Hart, who shared with Lee and his students he had been named one of Amazon’s “Regular Heroes.”

Inspired by Lee’s innovative approach, Hart bought the school brand new chemistry equipment and has pledged to provide scholarships to students.

Source: WLJA News

Grateful for the award, Mr. Lee said, “I’m just doing me,” and he called the awards “an amazing gift”.