Kentucky Historical Society
Nominations Sought for American History Teacher of the Year
Frankfort, KY - Know an American history teacher who deserves to be honored? Nominations are being accepted for the American History Teacher of the Year, an initiative of the Preserve America program sponsored by the White House. For 2008, the award is open to any full- time middle or high school American history teacher (the 2009 contest will be for elementary American history teachers), and nominations can be made by a department head, school director, or principal. The winning teacher will receive a $1,000 cash prize, an American History Teacher of the Year plaque, and a collection of resource materials for his or her school library.
The Kentucky winner's portfolio will be forwarded on to the national selection committee, whose choice for American History Teacher of the Year will be announced in fall 2008 at a ceremony in Washington, DC or New York City. This award is administered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in cooperation with other history organizations to conduct state-level competitions, including the Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet.
Nominations must be postmarked by April 30, 2008. For complete nomination information, contact Rebecca Hanly at 502-564-1792, ext. 4475 or visit the KHS Web site.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million- dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site.