Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year

DoDEA's badge for its Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year awardees.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education. The Institute is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.

At the institute's core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. Drawing on the 70,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the institute provides teachers, students and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. More information is available at https://www.gilderlehrman.org/.

Awardees

Helen Rose

Helen Rose

2023
History Teacher
Helen Rose, a teacher at SHAPE High School in Belgium, has been named the 2023 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K–12 American history education.
Ms. Tricia Surinak official photo

Dr. Tricia Surinak

History Teacher
Dr. Tricia Surinak, a teacher at Ansbach Middle/High School in Germany, has been named the Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Todd Cobb - History Teacher of Year - Photo

Todd Cobb

2021
History Teacher
Todd Cobb, a teacher at Ramey School in Puerto Rico, has been named the Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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