JOHN K. BETTERSWORTH TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The John K. Bettersworth Award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher of middle school or high school history.  The award winner receives a $300 cash award, is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society as the Society's guest, and is provided a complimentary one-year membership in the Society.

The award memorializes John K. Bettersworth, the distinguished historian and author who served as professor and administrator at Mississippi State University for almost 40 years.  Dr. Bettersworth also served as president of the Mississippi Historical Society and as a longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

NOMINATION FORM

Deadline Date:  December 1, 2017
Requirement:  Teacher must teach history in a Mississippi school, grades 7-12.

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Name of Teacher Being Nominated for Award
Name of Person Who is Nominating a Teacher

Please upload a resume below that includes the teacher's contact information, educational background, teaching experience, professional and community memberships, and honors.

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Please upload an essay below from the teacher that answers three questions.  What are your goals as a history teacher?  What makes you an outstanding history teacher?  How is your classroom special?  (Two-page limit)

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