Beveridge Family Teaching Prize Recipients
Established in 1995, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize honors the Beveridge family's long-standing commitment to the AHA and to K-12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle, and secondary-school history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The individual can be recognized either for individual excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field. The prize is awarded on a two-year rotation—to an individual in odd-numbered years and to a group in even-numbered years.
2015 Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
Kevin A. Wagner, Carlisle Area School District, PA
We commend Mr. Wagner for his combination of web technology, historical thinking, and community service in his “Normandy project,” where students apply research techniques to digital and community resources to create and post memorial biographical websites for fallen soldiers who would otherwise might remain only names. His additional work in extracurricular activities such as National History Day, Model UN, and local history projects only confirms him as a role model for the profession.