June 8, 2018 Local Teachers to Participate in National Education Program at Library of Congress

Selected Teachers Represent 34 States, D.C. and Three Countries

Press Contact: Benny Seda-Galarza (202) 707-8732
Public Contact: Lee Ann Potter (202) 707-8735
Website: Resources for Teachers

Local educators across the nation have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institute, part of the Teaching with Primary Sources program. The institute will run from June 18 to August 3. 

Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for K-12 educators to attend one of its five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C.

During each of the five-day programs, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom. This work will be supported by exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Library’s website.

Applicants to the Summer Teacher Institute reflect the diversity of the world of K-12 education. Those selected come from 34 different states – representing large metropolitan school districts, suburban and smaller, rural school districts – and threee foreign countries, including Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Netherlands. The expertise provided by the Library of Congress during the institutes can benefit every level of K-12 education and every curricular area.

There will be three sessions focusing on general subjects and two special sessions:  one focusing on science, technology and engineering, and one focusing on WWI resources. The WWI session coincides with the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in WWI.  The science session draws on subject-related treasures of the Library, with an emphasis on such topics as the nature of science, scientific and engineering practices, the historical context of discovery and invention, and more.

Teaching with primary sources is a powerful way to help students ask engaged, probing questions, develop critical-thinking skills, construct knowledge and inspire original research. All educators may freely access classroom materials, teaching tools and strategies for teaching with primary sources from the Library’s site for teachers at loc.gov/teachers/.

Primary sources are the raw materials of history—original documents and objects that were created during the time period under study. They are different from secondary sources—accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Students working with primary sources become engaged learners while building critical-thinking skills and constructing new knowledge. Teachers working in the Library’s collections will explore the largest online collection of historical artifacts with access to millions of unique primary sources for use in instruction. 

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov; and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

Participants in the Summer Teacher Institute:
First Session with a General Focus (June 18-22)

  • Crystal Carley, Bexley Middle School, Bexley, OH
  • Elizabeth Connick, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN
  • Rachel Davis, Lincoln Charter School, Denver, NC
  • Kacey Edgington, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
  • Mary Finnegan, St. Isidore School, Quakertown, PA
  • Tara Foor, Southport High School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Sara Fornalski, Northwood Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
  • Cynthia Geesey, Julia de Burgos Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Harriett Hamlin, Takoma Park Middle School, Takoma Park, MD
  • Caroline Hanson, Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
  • Melissa Hubbard, McCleary Elementary School, New Castle, VA
  • Alicia Jacobs, Fernbank Elementary School, Atlanta, GA
  • Marianne Jones, Uintah Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Miya Kim, Atholton Adventist Academy, Columbia, MD
  • Carla Lillvik, Monroe C. Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA
  • Marie Markward, Van Wert Middle School, Van Wert, OH
  • Anita Minty, Atholton Adventist Academy, Columbia, MD
  • Melody Riggs, Mason Middle School, Mason, OH
  • Heather Rothaus, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA
  • Laura Sanders, Rosslyn Academy, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Julie Schein, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Stephanie Shelton, Middlesex Elementary School, Locust Hill, VA
  • Milena Streen, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH
  • Ryan Walsh, Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, New York, NY
  • Megan Warner, Carlisle High School, Carlisle, PA
  • Christian Woolfork, Brookstone School, Columbus, GA

Participants in the Summer Teacher Institute:
Second Session with a General Focus (June 25-29)

  • Matt Alander, Winton Woods Middle School, Cincinnati, OH
  • Katie Alexander, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Beverly Banks, Wixom Elementary School, Wixom, MI
  • Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, College of Education , Fort Worth, TX
  • Adasis Bautista, Miami Lakes Middle School, Miami Lakes, FL
  • Jennifer Boren, Bailey Station Elementary School, Collierville, TN
  • Savannah Buckner, Blue Creek Elementary School, Billings, MT
  • Dawn Crosson, Herndon High School, Herndon, VA
  • Kris Dearmin, Atkins High School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Elisabeth Deaton, Stratford Landing Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
  • Tammy Delp, Carroll County Middle School, Hillsville, VA
  • Renea Di Bella, Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Kimberly Eads, Kersey Creek Elementary School, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Andrea Finkle, Deland High School, Deland, FL
  • Jamie Grace, Fort McCoy School, Fort McCoy, FL
  • Kathryn Harrison, The LeafSpring School at Charter Colony, Midlothian, VA
  • Adwowa Jacobs, Chisholm Elementary School, Montgomery, AL
  • Maureen King, Tamarac Elementary School, Troy, NY
  • Erin Marmara, Newton High School, Newton, NJ
  • Caitlin McBride, Buzz Aldrin Elementary School, Reston, VA
  • Katherine Mitchell Smith, JD Clement Early College High School, Durham, NC
  • Anna O'Brien, Pleasant Knoll Middle School, Fort Mill, SC
  • Brandee Orgeron, Gonzales Primary School, Gonzales, LA
  • Corey Paulson, Open Window School, Bellevue, WA
  • Angela Perna, St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's, New York, NY
  • Elizabeth Smiley, Torrence Creek Elementary School, Huntersville, NC
  • Gretel Von Bargen, Skyline High School, Sammamish, WA
  • Quanta Wyatt, Anna Strong Learning Academy, Marianna, AR
  • Rebecca Zisook, Peirce School of International Studies, Chicago, IL

Participants in the Summer Teacher Institute:
Third Session with a Focus on WWI Resources (July 9-13)

  • Paul Beattie, Desoto High School, Desoto, TX
  • Brandon Beck, Bryson Middle School, Greenville, SC
  • Tracy Black, Cramerton Middle School, Cramerton, NC
  • Martha Brown, Westwood High School, Blythewood, SC
  • Gregory Byrd, Sevier County High School, Sevierville, TN
  • Alexander Denham, West Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC
  • Steven Dowdle, Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy, Lindon, UT
  • William Flaherty, South Western Senior High School, Hanover, PA
  • Luke Hardy, Glasgow Middle School, Alexandria, VA
  • Jacob Hertz, Rodeph Sholom School, New York, NY
  • George Hoskey, Fairmont Heights High School, Hyattsville, MD
  • Jenny Jordan, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Dana Kelly, Northwood Elementary School, Northwood, NH
  • Caren Long, Union Intermediate School, Clinton, NC
  • Landry Lynna, St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood, CA
  • Tommye Mathis, Cedar Ridge Elementary School, Dalton, GA
  • Matthew Prukalski, Westside Middle School Academy, Danbury, CT
  • Michael Rauer, Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria, VA
  • Andrew Rooney, George Hampton Middle School, Woodbridge, VA
  • Thomas Sandock, Acton Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA
  • Alexander Savino, Westside Middle School Academy, Danbury, CT
  • Ted Strickland, Rancho Solano Preparatory School, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Leigh Sullivan, Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, AR
  • Thomas Woolford, All Saints Academy, Winter Haven, FL

Participants in the Summer Teacher Institute:
Fourth Session with a Focus on Science, Technology and Engineering Resources (July 16-20)

  • Ashley Allen, Belle Terre Elementary School, Palm Coast, FL
  • Linda Austin, Jackson Central-Merry Early College High School, Jackson, TN
  • Alison Cotey, John Adams Elementary School, Kingsport, TN
  • Ruth Ann Dunn, Leland and Gray Union High School, Townshend, VT
  • Dale Glass, National Presbyterian School, Washington, DC
  • Victor Guzman Contreras, Foothill Ranch Middle School, Sacramento, CA
  • Jennifer Hanson, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
  • Christina Johnson, Mosaic Preparatory Academy, New York, NY
  • Ken Kakesako, Stevenson Middle School, Honolulu, HI
  • Barbara Kane, Sato Elementary School, Portland, OR
  • Bruce Karpe, Swenson Arts and Technology High School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Barbara Kipperman, West Valley Jr. High School, Yakima, WA
  • Georgeanne Lavery, Belle Heth Elementary School, Radford, VA
  • Steven Lavery, Pulaski County High School, Dublin, VA
  • Arielle Lewin, Indian Creek Elementary School, Carrollton, TX
  • Rosemary Martin, Public School 234, New York, NY
  • Senetha Mitchell, Jean Childs Young Middle School, Atlanta, GA
  • Kim Piot, International Community School of Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Laura Ray, St. Francis Xavier School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kimberly Rich, St. Francis Xavier School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Carol Saboda, Bennett's Mill Middle School, Fayetteville, GA
  • Randy Sachter, Nederland Elementary School, Nederland, CO
  • Christopher Scaptura, Garfield Elementary School, Springfield, VA
  • Zachary Shaw, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA
  • Beth-Ann M. Shepley, Avon Middle-High School, Avon, MA
  • Mary Webster, Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, TN

Participants in the Summer Teacher Institute:
Fifth Session with a General Focus (July 30-August 3)

  • Michelle Andis, International School of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Dorothy Angle, Loudoun County High School, Leesburg, VA
  • John Bassett, Third Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Miriam Capellan, Arlington Traditional School, Arlington, VA
  • Nancy Carlson, Patrick County High School, Stuart, VA
  • Susan Erickson, Weston Public Schools, Weston, MA
  • Trish Everett, Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Hilana Ezekiel, Bronx Academy of Health Careers, Bronx, NY
  • Casey Grenier, Beach Elementary School, Chesapeake Beach, MD
  • Carol Huneycutt, McNair Middle School, Fayetteville, AR
  • Erin Jbour, Belle Valley School, Belleville, IL
  • Kimberly Kemp, West Johnston High School, Benson, NC
  • Zoe Kourajian, Edgewood Middle School, Mounds View, MN
  • Barbara Lazar, Bosque School, Albuquerque, NM
  • Sandra Leal, Niemes Elementary School, Artesia, CA
  • Becky Light, Notre Dame High School, Chattanooga, TN
  • Elizabeth Lockwood, Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA
  • Stephanie Long, Horizon Elementary School, Sterling, VA
  • Victoria Marcone, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI
  • Bonnie Marino, Belhaven Middle School, Linwood, NJ
  • Johanna Merlos, Burncoat Middle School, Worcester, MA
  • Jo Phillips, Ripley High School, Ripley, WV
  • Kathryn Pokalo, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA
  • Renee Robichaud, Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA
  • Michelle Robinson, Tackan Elementary School, Nesconset, NY
  • Kristen Sabatini, Public School 5 Ellen Lurie School, New York, NY
  • Mateo Samper, Cesar Chavez Prep Middle School, Washington, DC
  • Tracie Slattery, Holt and McNair Middle Schools, Fayetteville, AR
  • Nheiquita Washington, William Ramsey Elementary School, Alexandria, VA


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