Edith Tatulis - NH History Teacher of the Year
This year’s award recipient is Edith Tatulis. Edith is an adjunct instructor in the UNH Department of Education, teaching Social Studies Methods Classes on the Manchester campus and has taken on other roles at UNH such as Cooperating Teacher for interns seeking a Master’s Degree in Education, university-based Supervisor of Interns, and Teacher-in-Residence. In addition to all of this, she is a full-time teacher at the Deerfield Community School in Deerfield, NH.
This award is coordinated through the Preserve America initiative and co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, located in New York City. Preserve America is a White House initiative, started during President Bush’s administration, and was created for the purpose of encouraging and supporting community efforts to preserve and enjoy the nation’s cultural and national heritage. The overall goals of the Preserve America initiative include a greater shared knowledge about the nation’s past; strengthened regional identities and local pride; increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets; and support for the economic vitality of communities.
Edith graduated from UNH with both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree. She received a monetary award for herself as well as $7000 in curriculum and teaching materials for her school at an awards ceremony held on October 28, 2009 at the school. In attendance was her entire faculty at the Deerfield Community School, Dr. John Krueckeberg (New Hampshire’s Coordinator of the Award), Dr. Kim Fries (Associate Professor within the UNH Department of Education) as well as the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and School Board Members of the Deerfield Community School.