Top social studies teachers accepted to center’s professional development series
Twenty-three Kentucky social studies teachers, grades K-12, have been accepted to participate in the McConnell Center’s yearlong lecture and seminar series on "Citizenship & Statesmanship." Spring programming will consider the U.S. presidency.
Teachers can earn more than 30 hours of professional development credit through the series and will participate in a summer immersion trip in Summer 2017.
The McConnell Center's annual Teacher Scholars Program (TSP) is a signature professional development opportunity for teachers to work directly with and learn from national experts on American history, government and leadership.
Topics for TSP 2016-17 include the “American Founding: Alexander Hamilton v. John Adams” (#TeamHamilton vs. #TeamAdams), “The American Soldier in Vietnam” and “Shakespeare & Politics: Leadership Lessons from the Bard.”
Participating teachers will receive free books and other resources, study with a nationally-recognized expert each month, take part in a culminating in-depth intellectual and travel experience and be invited to bring students to McConnell Center programming.
2016-2017 Teacher Scholars Program participants:
- Steven Bedingfield, Madison Central High
- Edward “Danny” Blaser, St. Xaiver
- Kendrick Bryan, LaRue County High
- Angela Burton, West Jessamine Middle
- Annabeth Edens, Royal Spring Middle
- Jennifer Faith, Eastside Middle
- Jeff Frazier, Sacred Heart
- Sarah Gilvin, West Jessamine High
- Doug Henry, Bullit Lick Middle
- Kate Janke, Highlands Latin
- Mary “Bridget” Kaiser, St. Henry District High
- Laureen Laumeyer, Crossroads Elementary
- Cara Lawson, Lloyd Memorial High
- Derrick Lindow, Daviess County Middle
- Tara Long, Mt. Washington Middle
- Justin Mitchell, Franklin-Simpson Middle
- Jessica Ruddy, Martha Layne Collins High
- Janet Sivis-O’Connell, West Jessamine High
- Emily Slater, Saint Agnes Middle
- David Stigall, Conner Middle School
- Deborah Strubler, Payneville Elementary
- Jenny Tompkins, Beechwood High
- Rachael Yaden, Lincoln County Middle