MCHCE is pleased to partner with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to administer the Montana History Teacher of the Year Award. This award is only awarded to one teacher in the state of Montana each year. State winners receive a $1,000 prize and archive of classroom resources for their school's library.
Montana history teacher of the year
Important Calendar Dates
Deadline for 2017 nominations: February 15, 2017
Deadline for 2017 nominees to submit supporting materials: March 28, 2017
The 2016 National History Teacher of the Year Award honors an outstanding middle or high school teacher. The 2017 award will honor an elementary school teacher. Teachers can be nominated in either category throughout the year.
Any full-time educator of grades K–12 who teaches American history (including state and local history) is eligible for consideration. American history may be taught as an individual subject or through social studies, reading, language arts, and other subjects.
The nominated teacher must have at least three years of classroom teaching experience.
Nominees must be planning to teach for at least one year following the award year.
Past state and national winners are not eligible.
Self-nominations are not accepted.
What Candidates Should Demonstrate
The committee will evaluate candidates on the following factors:
A demonstrated commitment to teaching American history (including state and local history)
Evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom
Effective use of documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories, and other primary resources to engage students with American history
Congratulations to Sean O'Donnell from Flathead High School in Kalispell. Sean is the 2016 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's Montana History Teacher of the Year.