Beveridge Family Teaching Prize Recipients
Established in 1995, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize honors the Beveridge family's long-standing commitment to the AHA and to K-12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle, and secondary-school history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The individual can be recognized either for individual excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field. The prize is awarded on a two-year cycle rotation: in even-numbered years, to a group; in odd-numbered years, to an individual.
2014 Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
Laura Gagnon, Pamela O’Connor, Tara Coppolo, Donna Pacatte, Jen Hanes, Meka Osterhoudt, Rosemary Peterson, Cathy Dewitt, Susan Ginsburg, and Elizabeth Bisnett, Joseph B. Radez Elementary School, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District, New York
The Radez Elementary School education team “brought history to life” by integrating mapmaking, audio-visual production, writing, and acting with basic research and project collaboration in producing multi-media local history projects. These projects engaged the fifth-grade students at the heart of the program, while involving students of other ages and the community generally, in a way which can be learned from and reproduced by teachers elsewhere. They exemplify both excellence in teaching and innovation.