The Virginia Department of Education, in cooperation with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The History Channel, and Preserve America, announces the annual National History Teacher of the Year Award. This award honors exceptional teachers of American history across the country. One finalist from each state, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense schools, and the U.S. territories is selected annually. From these finalists, a national winner is recognized as the National History Teacher of the Year.
Any full-time middle or high school teacher who teaches American history, including local and state 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.
To nominate an exceptional history teacher, click here to visit the Gilder Lehrman web site.