ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-137

Date Created : 05/05/2008


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Social Studies Department Chairs and Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
2009 OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year Award

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Kara Hamm

Phone Number:


The Organization of American Historians (OAH) sponsors an annual award to recognize the contributions made by precollegiate classroom teachers to improve history education. The award will be given for activities which enhance the intellectual development of other history teachers and/or students. The award memorializes the career of Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, University of Louisville, for path-breaking efforts to build bridges between university and precollegiate history teachers.

AWARD: The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the OAH in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2009. The successful candidate will receive $1,000, a one-year OAH membership, a one-year subscription to the OAH Magazine of History, and a complimentary registration for the annual meeting. If the winner is an OAH member, the award will include a one-year renewal of membership in the awardee's usual membership category. The winner's school will receive a certificate.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must spend at least one-half of assigned teaching time in history, whether in a specific history study or in general social studies, to be eligible.

More information regarding this award and the application process may be accessed at the following Internet link: Applications must be received by December 1, 2008.


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