Thursday, September 22, 2011

NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER FOR THE MILDRED BARRY GARVIN PRIZE

This isn’t technically a culture item, but as a former teacher (and in this anti-teacher political climate), I think it’s worthy of note. Pass it on, please:

The Commission is Accepting Nominations for the

MILDRED BARRY GARVIN PRIZE

 

The Mildred Barry Garvin Prize is an award of $1,500 to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of black American history in kindergarten through high school or outstanding performance in a related activity such as developing curriculum materials. One prize is awarded annually.


Nominations for the 2012 prize must be postmarked by October 6, 2011. Nominees must be a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian engaged in teaching of black American history at any grade level between kindergarten and high school. Individuals may be nominated by others, or they may self-nominate.

To nominate an educational professional, submit the nomination form and a 500-word essay describing the nominee’s qualifications and why he or she should receive the Garvin Prize. You may access the nomination form at http://www.state.nj.us/state/historical/dos_his_grants.html#capes.

 

Postmark and submit the nomination form and essay no later than October 6, 2011 to:

Niquole Primiani
Chief Programs Officer
New Jersey Historical Commission
225 West State Street, PO Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625-0305
(Please use the P.O. Box for U.S. Mail and the street address for courier service.)