Meet the 2018 Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year
Mount Vernon is honored to give the History Teacher of the Year Award to Kim Belknap, a history teacher at Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia. Kim also serves as a Fairfax Country Public School DBQ Coach where she mentors fellow teachers to use the Document Based Question method in their classrooms. A National Board Certified teacher in Social Studies-History, she also serves as an AP Exam Reader.
Kim is described by a colleague as “a model of what it means to be a life-long learner. She continuously reflects on her own teaching methods, and shares her reflections at workshops, department and staff meetings”. Another colleague praises her teaching methods that “incorporate student-friendly learning targets into her own lessons and units. These targets empower students and clarify that they are not only acquiring historical content but also learning to read, write, think, and discuss as historians.”
2018 Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year Runner-Up
Theresa Early, a special education teacher at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia was selected as the 2017 runner-up.
Read the press release here.