Behring Teacher Fellow Announced!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announced this morning the teacher selected as Behring Teacher Fellow for summer 2015. Local teacher Ms. Amy Boehning from Miliani High School in Miliani, Hawai’i was selected.
Ms. Boehning was selected from a group of 36 Behring Teacher Ambassadors. Ambassadors are NHD teachers who have shown outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing students’ interest in history. Ms. Boehning was awarded the Behring Teacher Award for classroom excellence in NHD’s senior division in 2010 and was named a Behring Teacher Ambassador in 2014.
Ms. Boehning will work in the NHD offices in June and July 2015, developing programming opportunities for NHD teachers and students across the nation and around the world.
“Ms. Boehning is an exemplary teacher and NHD mentor,” said NHD Executive Director Cathy Gorn. “Over the past year she has created a program in which high school students mentor elementary students learning the basics of historical research. We are excited to have her join us as the first Behring Teacher Fellow.”
This program is made possible by the generous support of Kenneth E. Behring.
ABOUT NATIONAL HISTORY DAY:
NHD is a nonprofit education organization in College Park, MD. Established in 1974, NHD offers yearlong academic programs that engage over half a million middle and high school students around the world annually 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. NHD is sponsored in part by Kenneth E. Behring, Patricia Behring, HISTORY®, Jostens, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, The Joe Weider Foundation, and the WEM 2000 Foundation of the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation. For more information about NHD, visit www.nhd.org.