Chuck Taft Named Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Chuck Taft, 8th grade American studies history teacher and History Department chair, who was named the Gilder Lehrman Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year in June. He was recently named one of 10 finalists for the National History Teacher of the Year award. The national winner will be announced in fall.
“It continues to be a pleasure to help students get excited about America’s story and make connections between the past and present while developing their skills as young historians,” said Taft. “It is an honor to be recognized by Gilder Lehrman, a fantastic organization that supports history education and history teachers across the country. American history rules!”
State winners receive a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources, and recognition at a ceremony. Nominees must be a full-time educator of grades K–12, with at least three years of classroom teaching experience. Teachers can be nominated by a student, parent, colleague, principal, or other administrator familiar with his or her work.
About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the leading American history nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 education while also serving the general public. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.