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History Teacher of the Year

History Teacher of the Year

Each year, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) honors a history teacher with the National History Teacher Award. The Kentucky Historical Society assists GLI in this effort as coordinator for Kentucky’s History Teacher of the Year Award.

The winner of Kentucky’s History Teacher of the Year Award receives a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources and recognition at KHS’s Annual History Awards. Any full-time educator of grades K-12 who teaches state or American history is eligible.

Recipients of state awards also are finalists for the national award, along with recipients from the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and U.S. territories.

Nominate yourself or another outstanding Kentucky teacher for the 2024 award here.

For information about the Kentucky award, contact KHS Education

Past Award Recipients

2022: Toni Gorrell, East Carter Middle School, Grayson

2021: Justin Mitchell, Franklin-Simpson Middle School, Franklin

2020: Jami Allen, Eastern High School, Louisville

2019: Doug Logan, Cooper High School, Union

2018: April Marie Deener, Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, Lexington

2017: Jennifer Faith, Eastside Middle School, Mt. Washington

2016: Emmanuel Stone, West Middle School, Shelbyville

2015: Geco Ross, McNabb Elementary School, Paducah

2014: Sharon Graves, Graves Clark Moores Middle School, Richmond

2013: Christina Cornelius, James E. Farmer Elementary School, Louisville

2012: Ron Adkisson, South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood

2011: Donnie Wilkerson, Jamestown Elementary School, Jamestown

2010: Ashley Adkins, Paducah Tilghman High School, Paducah

2009: Martha Elizabeth Randolph, The School for Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass, Lexington

2008: Keely C.J. Green, North Oldham Middle School, Goshen

2007: Tammy Spratt, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville

2006: Tim S. Foster, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville

2005: Virginia Allen Gooch, Hanson Elementary School, Hanson

2004: Patricia J. Morris, Ballard High School, Louisville