Sioux Falls teacher receives Gilder Lehrman award
Roosevelt High School teacher Mary Schmitz has received the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year award. As a state winner, Schmitz received $1,000, and an archive of books and other resources to use in the classroom. She is now representing South Dakota in the National History Teacher of the Year competition.
The National History Teacher of the Year is chosen from outstanding teachers of American history in each state, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Department of Defense Schools. Each year, the award alternates between an elementary teacher and a middle or high school teacher. Nominations for the National History Teacher of the Year can be made by any student, parent, colleague or school administrator familiar with the teacherís work.
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