Nominations Sought for Illinois History Teacher of the Year
Who's the best American history teacher in the United States?
Find out by nominating candidates for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's annual National History Teacher of the Year Award. The nomination deadline is Feb. 1.
The national winner will be chosen from among nominees from the 50 states, district and U.S. territory.
The Illinois History Teacher of the Year will compete for the national award, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Preserve America and HISTORY (the History Channel).
Nominations for the National History Teacher of the Year can be made by a student, parent, colleague, supervisor (including department head, principal, superintendent or curriculum director), or other education professional familiar with the teacher's work. State winners receive $1,000 and an archive of books and other resources for their schools. Each winner is honored in a ceremony in his or her home state. The national winner receives $10,000.
Elementary school teachers (grades K-sixth) and middle and high school teachers (grades seven-12) are honored in separate categories in alternate years. The 2014 National History Teacher of the Year Award will honor a middle or high school-level teacher.
To nominate a teacher and learn more about the award, visit , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 366-9666. Contact the state coordinator, Sarah McCusker, of the Illinois State Board of Education at (217) 524-4832 or email@example.com.
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