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Liberty Librarian Nominated For the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award

Posted by User Not Found on 17 May, 2016

Congratulations to Liberty High School Librarian, JoAnn Olsson, who was recently awarded the Senior Division Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for Washington State. As a winner of the Senior Division award, JoAnn received a check for $500 and is now nominated for the national award, which will be awarded at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in June 2016. The National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award is awarded to one junior division (grades 6-8) and one senior division (grades 9-12) teacher who has shown outstanding creativity, commitment, and inspiration in developing student interest in history education.

“National History Day firmly believes that quality teachers are the best educational resources students have,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “The teachers selected as Behring Award recipients are a credit to their discipline, and exemplify what it takes to be a quality educator.”

National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit organization that encourages middle and high school students around the world in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local and affiliate levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD also seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators.