On June 13, 2023 we will be presenting the Frank Kemerer Award to an outstanding Texas high school social studies teacher. Do you know a good candidate? If so: check out https://www.tassp.org/frank-r-kemerer-award-
This award is sponsored by ED311 (www.ed311.com) and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Nominations should come from the principal, be endorsed by the superintendent, and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal nominee has at least five years of experience and has demonstrated excellence in promoting scholarship and culture in the school through the social studies department. Why social studies? First, because that was Frank Kemerer’s domain. Frank was a highly respected professor at the University of North Texas, the founder of The Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest, (which has evolved into ED311) and the author of the first edition of The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law. As a student of law and educational policy, Frank understood the value of strong teaching in the social studies area.
The second reason we chose social studies is to give it some recognition. It’s imperative that the next generation be well prepared to take on the responsibilities that come with citizenship in a democracy.
The winner of this annual award will be invited to Austin for a celebratory dinner and then the presentation of the award at the annual ED311/TASSP Legal Conference. ED311 generously provides the funding for the travel to Austin as well as a $3000 check to the winner.
Who is the best social studies teacher you know? Ask the principal to send that email to email@example.com.
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Got a question or comment for the Dawg? Let me hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.