A Charles City teacher has been nominated for national recognition.
Ann Prichard of Charles City Middle School is the only teacher in Iowa to become a finalist in the junior division for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award of the National History Day (NHD) National Contest in Iowa. Leigh Ann Schroeder of Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf has been nominated in the senior division. The award recognizes the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students.
The nominations were revealed in a letter to Iowa Senator Joni Ernst stating, “Prichard and Schroeder have demonstrated commitment to engaging their students in historical learning through innovative uses of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in National History Day. Prichard and Schroeder are leading examples for their peers and an invaluable resource for their students.”
One national winner in each division will be selected by a committee of experienced teachers and historians, and announced on Saturday, June 19 at the NHD National Contest Awards Ceremony to be held virtually due to COVID-19. All teachers receive $500 for being nominated and the two national winners will receive $10,000.