DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PRINS. MEMO NO. 16
September 12, 2006
Linda M. Wallinger
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Award of Excellence in the Teaching of International Studies
award winner will receive a plaque in recognition of his or her achievement, a
small cash award, and the opportunity to sit at the head table at the annual
dinner with other distinguished members of the international community in
The qualifications for nomination for the award are:
must currently teach world history, world geography, government, international studies, or foreign language at the high school level;
must be nominated by the school principal;
must incorporate international studies into their curriculum. International studies is defined as the examination of contemporary political, economic, or social issues in different regions of the world; and
must be active professionally in improving their knowledge of international studies and how to best teach it.
Principals are asked to submit the following materials:
letter of nomination from the principal with reasons for why the teacher should be considered for the award;
current rsum of the teacher nominated; and
completed application form (see enclosure).
Applications must be returned no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2006, to:
Dr. John Rossi, Co-director
of International Studies
P. O. Box 25206
Richmond, VA 23260
The Virginia Department of Education encourages high school principals to nominate deserving teachers for this award.
For further information, please contact Helen Small, specialist for foreign languages, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3666; or Dr. Beverly Thurston, coordinator, history and social sciences and international studies, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.