History Day Honor

History teacher Anne Matarrese-Everton has been selected as one of only 24 teachers nationwide as a Behring Teacher Ambassador for the 2015-2016 school year, as awarded by the National History Day organization. She will represent the entire state of California.

Teachers were chosen for their outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing students' interest in history. Materrese-Everton has long been a champion of the National History Day project by encouraging all eighth-graders to get involved.

"I am very honored to be chosen to ambassador the National History Day program in California," Matarrese-Everton said. "The objective is to promote greater participation in the state programs, encouraging students to create projects based on deep research in a historical field of their choice."

Candidates must be excellent classroom teachers who are past winners of the Behring Teacher Awards in their affiliate program. Materrese-Everton was recognized for that award in the junior division in 2011.

As a Behring ambassador, Materrese-Everton will work with students and teachers to better understand the National History Day theme and expand the group's program in our region. She will get to attend a training workshop in July, collaborate with our local affiliate coordinator and put a plan in place to support and expand National History Day activities.

Next year's National History Day theme is Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

Story by Zoe Francis

Posted Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015