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Annual MDCSS Social Studies Professional of the Year Awards Page

Nominations for 2024 Awards are now closed.

The Maryland Council for Social Studies is pleased to accept nominations for 2024 Social Studies Professionals of the Year.

 

This year, we are please to announce we have six awards with the addition of MD Civic Education Coalition's sponsorship. 

AWARDS TO BE CONFERRED

 

Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year – The nominee must be a current elementary educator who has made a significant contribution to social studies in a public or private Maryland school.  The nominee shall have exhibited outstanding professional qualities in working with students, colleagues, and the community.

 

Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year – The nominee must be a current middle or high school educator who has made a significant contribution to social studies in a public or private Maryland school.  The nominee shall have exhibited outstanding professional qualities in working with students, colleagues, and the community.

 

Promising New Social Studies Teacher of the Year – The nominee must be a current elementary or secondary educator in their first five years of teaching who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment and made significant contributions to social studies instruction.

 

Social Studies Instructional Leader of the Year – The nominee must be a social studies supervisor, resource teacher, or other instructional leader in a Maryland school system who has made outstanding contributions to curriculum and/or resource development, teacher professional development, or system-wide organization.

 

Outstanding Professional at a Social Studies-related Organization – The nominee must be a current professional at an organization whose mission is closely related to the field of social studies, such as a historic site, history museum, social studies educational alliance, or social studies advocacy organization.  The nominee shall have exhibited outstanding professional qualities in working with students, teachers, and/or the community in the areas of education and/or advocacy.

MD Civic Education Coalition Civic Leader of the Year – The nominee must be a current elementary or secondary social studies educator that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and made significant contributions to teaching for civic engagement. Winner will be selected and honored by the Maryland Civic Education Coalition.

 

PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION

 

The nominator must describe the nature of the nominee’s achievements on the submission form found on this page during an open award cycle.  Additional letters of support can be uploaded to the nomination form or submitted separately by emailing them to MDCSS President Kate Volpe at Katherine_volpe@hcpss.org.

All nominations due by end of business day on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2024.

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