June 22, 2018

Outstanding American History Teacher


2012 Winner – Rodney Hess

State Societies may present a Certificate to an individual for: “Outstanding service by the exemplification and encouragement of Patriotism and interest in American History and in our American Heritage.”

Teachers in elementary, secondary, intermediate, high schools and colleges are eligible, as well as leaders of youth organizations, who promote the study of American History. Members of Daughters of Colonial Wars are not eligible. The teacher nominated must teach in the state that sponsors the nomination.



Nomination Requirements:
The National Historian reviews requests for the Daughters of Colonial Wars teacher award:

  1. The nomination must be postmarked by March 1st
  2. Must include Statement of Accomplishments which merit this award
  3. At least one reference letter should be included
  4. A copy of nominees resume

Monetary awards to teachers in schools (K-12) who meet the criteria specified by the National Historian receive a beautiful embossed certificate with the tri-color insignia of the Society and are awarded the following amounts of money:

  1. $50.00 to the teacher elected and nominated by the State Society
  2. $250.00 to the winning entry in each of the three divisions
  3. $500.00 to the national winner

The National Historian will notify the State President if their applicant is a division or national winner. The winners will be announced at the Annual Assembly.

2016Dwight R. Borel
2015J. Eric Oglesby
2014John P. Irish, Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, TXNational Winner
2013Brian T. Walenta, Robert E. Lee HS, Baytown, TX
2012Rodney Hess, Fossil Hill MS, Keller, TX
2011Dr. William Fanning, Texas Christian UnivNational Winner
2008Thomas E. Routt, Boles Jr. High, Arlington
2007Houston Herlin, Haltom HS
2002Dr. Jerry A. Davis, Jr., Oakridge HS, Arlington
2001Dr. Willam A Shelton, Trinity Valley HS, Ft. Worth
2000Jackie McHargue, Duncanville HS
1996Kris McIntosh, Southwest HS
1995Shirley Schuster, Arlington Heights HS
1994Jacquelin Bloom, Richland MS
1993Cynthia Truitt, Lee HS, Midland, TX
1992Gary L. Erhart, Bowman MS, Plano, TX
19902 recipients -
1989Marjory Philp, Paschal HS, FTW, TX
1988Jamye Waters, Lewisville HS, TX
1988Nancy Fomby, Lewisville HS, TX

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