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For Immediate Release — August 12, 2010 | HQ
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officers | (703) 588-3260
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officers | (703) 588-3272

ARLINGTON, VA — August 12, 2010 — Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher, Gregory Jacobs, was named the 2010 Department of Defense Preserve America History Teacher of the Year.

Jacobs is a history teacher at Rota High School in Rota Naval Air Station, Spain.

Dr. Marc Mossburg, Chief of Curriculum for DoDEA’s Education Division, thanked Jacobs for his dedication and service to military students.

“This is a great honor for Mr. Jacobs and he should be very proud of his accomplishment,” said Mossburg. “Mr. Jacobs’ passion and dedication to the mission of teaching is admirable and much appreciated. He really is an example of what exemplary work our teachers are doing every day in the lives of our students.”

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Preserve America and HISTORY™ sponsor the “Preserve America History Teacher of the Year” award program as part of a larger effort to promote the study and love of American history.

Winners are selected in each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

Each teacher will receive an award of $1,000 at a local ceremony; an archive of books and other resources will be presented to their school in their honor.

Later in the year a national honoree will be chosen from the state winners as the National History Teacher of the Year. This honoree will receive a $10,000 award.

To learn more about the DoD Preserve America award visit: or The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s website at:

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for Department of Defense (DoD) dependents who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality, public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, the United States, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.

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