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Chatham Central’s King crowned N.C. History Teacher of the Year

NEW YORK — Nobody in the state is teaching American history better than Chatham CentralChatham Central history teacher Amy King  High School educator Amy King, according to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to American history education in kindergarten through 12th grade. King is that organization’s 2019 North Carolina History Teacher of the Year.

Launched in 2004 and presented annually, the award highlights the importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers from elementary school through high school. The award recognizes one teacher from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and U.S. territories. Teachers working in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible for the award.

King was among 10 finalists to become the organization’s  National History Teacher of the Year. She was awarded a $1,000 honorarium, and Chatham Central will receive a core archive of American history books and Gilder Lehrman educational materials.

Published Sept. 18, 2019