Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award Recipients
This award was established in 1991 in tribute to Nancy Lyman Roelker (1915–93), to honor her career and concern for students. It honors teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives. Mentoring is as important to the discipline of history as fine scholarship and good teaching. The ideal mentor is forthright, supportive, and constructively critical, committed to the student as a person, regardless of age or career goals.
2013 Roelker Award
Shari Hills Conditt, Woodland High School, WA
The committee is pleased to recognize Shari Hills Conditt of Woodland High School in Woodland, Washington, for the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award. Conditt exemplifies the extraordinary impact an outstanding high school teacher-scholar-mentor can have on students and colleagues. Illustrating for her students how a passion for history can guide fulfilling personal and professional development, Conditt affirms and supports them as they grow into teachers and mentors for the next generation. Simultaneously pursuing her classroom teaching and her own graduate studies in history, Conditt inspires her students and fellow professionals, and has well-earned recognition at the local, state, and national levels.