The Robert J. Stahl Student Teacher Scholarship Award was established in 2008 to support an Arizona pre-service student teacher who plans to enter the field of teaching K-12 social studies. It has been named after one of Arizona's strongest supporters and proponent of the social studies, Professor Robert J. Stahl of Arizona State University. For many years Dr. Stahl has served the ACSS and the National Council for the Social Studies in many capacities, including having served as President of both organizations. This $1000.00 scholarship includes a year’s membership in both the ACSS and the NCSS and is intended to offset costs associated with the semester of student teaching. Download applications here - Due by May 15, 2015
Congratulations to the 2012 recipient, Aubrey Porter, of Northern Arizona University (left, with ACSS President Heather Kiser-Julian, right).
Aubrey will be student teaching during the spring 2013 semester. Aubrey is completing her Bachelor's degree in History and Secondary Education. She has worked at the Arizona Historical Society in Flagstaff as an assistant curator, travelled to Ecuador and China, and has numerous interests including hiking, skiing, photography and the arts.
Past recipients of the Stahl Scholarship:
2012 - Aubrey Porter, Northern Arizona University
The National Council for Geographic Education Announces 2012 Award Winners from Arizona
Trevor Browne history teacher, Suzanne Vogt, and Pueblo Middle School teacher, Danna Lagerquist, were selected as the 2012 recipients of the K-12 Distinguished Teacher awards.
For more information about the NCGE award program and application process, visit http://www.ncge.org/awards
2012 Abraham Lincoln Fellowships Awarded to Four Outstanding Arizona Teachers
Betty H. Fairfax history teacher Ryan Ussery of Laveen, Payne Junior High School teacher Sean Murphy of Queen Creek, Tamara Jagodzinski of Mountainside Middle School in Scottsdale, and ACSS Board Member Cheri Stegall of Cocopah Middle School in Scottsdale were selected as the 2012 Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship award winners from Arizona.
Check out the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship program at http://www.horacemann.com/teacher-lounge/fellowship-program
Canyon Valley history teacher, Larry Dexter, was selected as the 2011 Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship award winner from Arizona.
Larry Dexter was also selected from more than 500 applicants to participate in the 2013 Library of Congress 'Teaching With Primary Sources' Summer Institute in Washington, D.C.
Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History honors American history teachers through its National History Teacher of the Year Award. The 2011 Award will honor a K-6 grade teacher. You may nominate a fellow Arizona teacher for this singular award at the Gilder-Lehrman website - click here.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is taking nominations for their teacher of the year award. Nominees must be secondary (grades 7-12) teachers of U.S. History. Winners for each state get $1000; the national winner gets $10,000. For more information, go to: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/htoy_overview.phpWhile you are there, check out their summer programs.
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
The primary goal of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is to promote civic competence and responsibility among the nation' elementary and secondary students. The design of the instructional program, including its innovative culminating activity, makes the program successful with both teachers and students. The program enjoys the active participation of members of Congress, as well as support from educational, professional, business, and community organizations across the nation. Since the inception of the We the People program in 1987, more than 30 million students and 90,000 educators have participated in this innovative course of study.
2011-2012 Arizona Competition Results
First Place: Corona del Sol High School - Teacher Timothy Smith
Corona del Sol High School will represent Arizona at the National Competition at George Mason University in Virginia, April 27-May 1, 2012!
For more information on participating in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program, contact state coordinator Susan Nusall of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.
James Madison Memorial Fellows
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards highly competititve fellowships to future and current secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 to support their graduate study of the roots, principles, framing, and development of the United States Constitution.
The Foundation awards James Madison Fellowships to college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience (Junior Fellows) and to experienced secondary school teachers (Senior Fellows). Located in Washington, D.C., the Foundation has a Board of Trustees consisting of twelve members appointed by the President of the United States. Public law creating the Foundation specifies that two Senators, two members of the House of Representatives, two members of the federal judiciary, one governor, two members of the general public and three academics must serve on the board. With the exception of the federal judiciary and the Secretary of Education, the Board is evenly split between the Democratic and Republican parties. For more information on applying click here.
Directory of Arizona Fellows:
1992 Crystal M. Soltero - Tucson - University of Arizona