National History Day (NHD) selected Matthew Malone, a teacher at Capital City Public Charter School, to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Malone was selected because he has shown outstanding creativity, commitment, and inspiration in developing student interest in history. Every state, including the District of Columbia, winner is awarded $500, and is eligible for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Two national winners will be announced on June 19 will receive $10,000.
“National History Day firmly believes that quality teachers are the best educational tools that students have,” said National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn. The history teachers selected as Behring award recipients are a credit to their discipline, and exemplify what it takes to truly be a quality educator.”
Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award winners are NHD participating teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom. Their 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, and a commitment to helping students develop their interest in history and recognize their achievements.