ASHLAND — Recently retired Ashland Elementary School social studies teacher, Brad Wolff, has been named the Gilder Lehrman 2013 New Hampshire History Teacher of the Year.
Wolff was honored with the presentation of this award at the Annual Conference of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies in Manchester on Tuesday, October 29. Recognized for his outstanding work in the classroom, Wolff was chosen for the level of inspiration he provides to students, his career achievements in education, and his extensive use of primary documents in his curriculum. He was recognized for engaging students with dedication and creativity.
Wolff received a $1,000 award, a certificate of recognition, and an archive of books and historical resources which were presented in his name to the Ashland School library.
As part of the award, Ashland School has been designated as an affiliate school with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This will provide enhanced access to the Institute's collection of over 60,000 online documents, professional development, student resources, and opportuniites to participate in additional enrichment activities.
Dedicated to excellence in the field of American History and the improvement of history education in our schools, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states. The Institute's programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.
Wolff continues to be a student and teacher of American history, most recently as a session presenter at the Annual Conference of the NH Council for the Social Studies. Brad and his wife, Karen, live in Moultonborough where they are active members of the community.