DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 44
February 29, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Department of Education, in cooperation with the Gilder Lehrman
Institute for American History, announces the fifth annual Preserve America
History Teacher of the Year Award. This award will honor exceptional teachers
of American history across the country. One finalist from each state, the
Any full-time middle or high school teacher who teaches American history as his or her primary subject within the framework of his or her school program and has demonstrated excellence according to the criteria governing the award is eligible for nomination. Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
Nominations may be made by a department or division head, a division superintendent, or a principal, and must include:
Please submit an original and four copies of all written materials. Nominations should be submitted to the following address no later than April 22, 2008:
Betsy S. Barton
Each state winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a plaque honoring the individual as the History Teacher of the Year. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will present the winner's school with an archive of primary historical materials in honor of the state winner.
Winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished history educators under the supervision of Preserve America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
For additional information, please contact Betsy Barton, specialist for history and social science, by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3454. Additional information on the Preserve America History Teacher of the Year program is available at http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/student8.html.