Conversations at the Washington Library is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.

School's (In) For Summer

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Alissa Oginsky, Manager of Teacher Programs and 2016 Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year award winner. The two discuss the residential programs for teachers at the estate as well as the various forms of outreach and resources the education department produces for those outside of the region.

Alissa Oginsky is the Manager of Teacher Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. She is responsible for developing and implementing professional development programming for both local and national teachers including the George Washington Teacher Institute residential programs, regional workshops, and other related events. She also supports the team’s strategic efforts through reviewing educational materials and researching educational trends, standards, and technology. Alissa worked as a classroom teacher and social studies lead teacher for eleven years, and holds awards as the 2018 Fairfax County Public Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year, and 2016 Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year. 

Joseph Stoltz is a historian and the Deputy Director of Leadership Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He is also the author of A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory.

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