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Meridian High School Teacher Steven Lawrence Named Washington’s 2012 History Teacher of the Year

Steven Lawrence, who teaches U.S. History & Government, AP U.S. Government, Current Issues, Law & society and Comparative Religion at Meridian High School in Bellingham, was recently named Washington’s 2012 History Teacher of the Year.

Lawrence, who’s been teaching at Meridian since 1994, will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Meridian will receive history books and educational materials from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and HISTORY®, the award sponsors.

Winners are selected based upon certain criteria including:

  • At least three years of classroom experience in teaching American history.
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching American history (including state and local history).
  • Evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom.
  • Effective use of documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories and other primary resources.

More information can be found here.

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