Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
Established in 1995, this prize honors the Beveridge family’s long-standing commitment to the AHA and K–12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The prize will be awarded on a two-year cycle rotation: in even-numbered years, to a group; in odd-numbered years, to an individual.
The 2015 prize will be awarded to an individual, who can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.
Each letter of nomination must include the name, address, and e-mail address of the nominee. After receipt of this nomination letter, this individual will be contacted and asked to submit the following: CV (no more than three pages), an essay of no more than five pages in length describing the contribution or product, discussing the achievement or innovation in approach and development, and summarizing the historical scholarship utilized. Up to 10 pages of appropriate supporting materials can be included (i.e., letters of support and course materials, excerpts from a textbook, or other evidence of contribution).
The prize will be awarded at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.
Only the letter(s) of nomination should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include “Beveridge Family Teaching Prize Nomination” in the subject line.
The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2015.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
2013 Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
John Russell, Burlington City High School, NJ
John Russell perfectly exemplifies the qualities of excellence and innovation in teaching recognized by the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize. Whether unpacking a self-crafted, waterlogged chest of artifacts and documents from a sunken whaling ship or creating mock Facebook profiles of historical characters, Russell’s classroom is an ever-changing, yet always student-centered space, where history is analyzed, touched, wrestled with, and questioned. A mentor to students and peers alike, John Russell is a true master teacher.