Bridget Federspiel-McLeod joined the social-studies faculty at Stivers High School for the Arts in the Dayton Public Schools in 2002, and since that time she has been recognized repeatedly as an outstanding teacher. Graduating Wright State University with an MA in History in 2005, she has received several teaching awards including the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Rotary Club of Dayton (2006), the Panera "Rising Above" award for distinguished teaching (2007), the Ohio Council of Social Studies High School Teacher of the Year (2007), and the Ohio Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars High School Teacher of the Year (2014). Further, Federspiel-McLeod has been the recipient of travel grants to England, South Korea, Turkey, Germany, Australia, and Germany, and she has given many well-received presentations on teaching and oral history. Additionally Federspiel-McLeod has made significant contributions to the collecting of military veterans' oral histories by teaching a course, "Veterans' Voices," at Wright State University and submitting with her Stivers students almost 400 veterans' oral histories to the Library of Congress. Since 2008 she has served as the Youth Coordinator for the Dayton Council on World Affairs.