The Idaho Humanities Council invites nominations for its “Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards.” The Council will honor one elementary and one secondary teacher of literature, history, government, art or music history, foreign languages, or other humanities disciplines. Two awards of $2,000 each will be selected in April. Each teacher will receive $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for his/her school to enhance the teaching of the humanities.
The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2013.
Any student, parent, fellow teacher, school administrator, or member of the public may nominate one full-time teacher of the humanities in Idaho. Instructors of the performing or visual arts are ineligible for this award unless such subjects are components of an interdisciplinary humanities course or program. Self-nominations are not encouraged. Awards will be presented to the recipients in May.
Nominations are required to be submitted online at www.idahohumanities.org. For selection criteria and application information, see IHC’s website at www.idahohumanities.org under “Teacher Programs,” or call IHC at (888) 345-5346.
IHC presented the biennial awards for the first time in 1999. Previous recipients include Lois Treat of Kuna Middle School, Eric Gala of Coeur d’Alene High School, Denise Hamrich of St. Stanislaus Tri-Parish School in Lewiston, Ken Mecham of Carey High School, Barbara Olic-Hamilton of Boise High School, Amy Woods of Kamiah Middle School, Jeanette Jackson of Caldwell High School, Michelle Sharples of Couer d’Alene’s Bryan High School, Dennis Ohrtman of Lewiston High School, Gail Chumbley of Eagle High School, Jim Francis of Idaho Falls High School and D’Lisa Penney Pinkham of Lapwai Elementary School.