Her work with students has drawn the attention and acclaim of theHer work with
students has drawn the attention and acclaim of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
Library of Congress. In 2013, she received the Michigan Historical Commission's "John B.
Swainson Award" for her efforts to preserve the memory of Michigan's defense workers
and World War II veterans through student-led oral history interview projects with
World War II and Korean War veterans.
Please joinHISTORY® and The Gilder Lehrman Institute in wishing Michele congratulations on a richly deserved award!
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About The National History Teacher of the Year Award
The National History Teacher of the Year Award, started in 2004, highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers from elementary school through high school.
In addition to the national award, HISTORY® and Gilder Lehrman annually recognize a first-rate history teacher in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Department of Defense Schools, and U.S. Territories. Each state winner receives $1,000, an archive of books and resources from Gilder Lehrman and HISTORY® for their school's library, and becomes a finalist for the national award.
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