The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is requesting nominations for the 2014 District of Columbia History Teacher of the Year (DCHTOY). This award recognizes and honors the many contributions of our history teachers in the District of Columbia. Nominations for the DCHTOY can be made by a student, parent, colleague, principal or school administrator familiar with the teacher’s work.
If you would like to nominate a history teacher who meets the criteria listed below, please visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLIAH) website no later than 5:00pm on February 1, 2014 to complete an online application. All nominees will be contacted by the GLIAH with further instructions on submitting supporting materials. The winner of the DCHTOY will be included in the competition for the National History Teacher of the Year. Self-nominations are not accepted. Past state and national winners are not eligible. This award is co-sponsored by the GLIAH, HISTORY® (History Channel) and Preserve America.
- Be a full-time educator of grades 7-12 who teaches American history (including state and local history),
- Have at least three years of classroom teaching experience,
- Demonstrate commitment to teaching American history (including state and local history),
- Possess evidence of creativity and innovation in the classroom,
- Demonstrate effective use of documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories, and other primary resources to engage students with American history, and
- Plan to teach for at least one year following the award year.