The National History Teacher of the Year Award, a $10,000 annual prize, recognizes outstanding American history teachers from elementary school through high school. Nominations for the 2012 award are now open and being accepted until the deadline of February
Fifty-three winners from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools, and US Territories receive a $1,000 award and an archive of books and historical resources presented to their school library.
From these winners, one is recognized as the National History Teacher of the Year. The award is co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® (History Channel) and Preserve America.
Elementary teachers (grades K-6) and middle and high school teachers (grades 7-12) are honored in separate categories in alternate years. The 2012 award will honor middle and high school teachers (7-12). The 2013 award will honor elementary teachers (K-6). Teachers can be nominated for either award throughout the year.
- Submit the name and email of an outstanding teacher at www.gilderlehrman.org/nhtoy
- Nominations of K–12 teachers accepted throughout the year.
- Nominations can be made by a student, parent, colleague, principal or school administrator familiar with the teacher’s work.
For more information, contact the National History Teacher of the Year coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 646-366-9666 x28.