In local news, an Illinois teacher at Waukeegan High School was named the 2012 National History Teacher of the Year. The award was given by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York. From the Gilder Lehrman website:
“The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented the 2012 National History Teacher of the Year Award to Josh Bill, a teacher at Waukegan High School in Waukegan, Illinois, on December 4, 2012. The award, including a $10,000 prize, was presented by Caroline Kennedy at the Frederick Douglass Academy, a public Gilder Lehrman flagship school in New York City. Bill was nominated for the award by his colleague Ali Schultz, an English teacher at Waukegan High School.”
And click here for the press release from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Congratulations to Joshua Bill for this prestigious award!