Nominations sought for Vt. award for educator of the year

VERMONT — The Vermont Humanities Council seeks nominations for its Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities.
The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and public recognition at VHC’s fall conference on November 17 at UVM’s Dudley Davis Center. Last year’s winner was Marsha Cassel of Rutland High School.
The award is named for Victor Swenson, VHC’s first executive director, whose 28 years of service helped nourish the humanities across the state. Since 2003, the Vermont Humanities Council has honored teachers with the award.
“The Vermont Humanities Council is proud to honor Vermont teachers whose distinguished teaching and passion for the humanities inspire their students in profound ways and help them know the joy of learning,” said VHC executive director Peter Gilbert. “Such teachers change lives. They are civic heroes. In honoring one such teacher each year, VHC also pays tribute to all of the state’s fine teachers and their important work.”
The nomination process begins with a letter of nomination due at VHC’s Montpelier office by April 30. Individuals may not nominate themselves. Nominations may be made online at vermonthumanities.org/swenson.

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