Dave Ressler Named Ohio's Nominee For the Harris History Teacher of the Year Award

Staff Reports | Monday, April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Mr. Dave Ressler of Lutheran West High School was nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award by the Ohio History Connection, administrator of the National History Day program in Ohio. The Harris History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris and is awarded to one middle and high school teacher annually.
 
Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle and high school teacher for this award. Ressler is the high school nominee from Ohio. The two $5,000 awards are presented to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. 
 
“Teachers are one of the greatest resources children have to develop the skills necessary to be successful in both college and their careers,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “The nominees for the Harris History Teacher Award have shown a dedication to teaching that goes beyond the classroom. I congratulate Mr. Ressler on his nomination.”
 
Dr. James F. Harris sponsors the awards in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students. The two national winners will be announced on #NationalHistoryDay, June 14, 2018.
 
The two national winners will be chosen by a team of teachers and historians. Nominees’ work must clearly illustrate the development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past.
 


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