Gilder Lehrman Institute
Recognizes History Teacher of the Year
The Gilder Lehrman
Institute of American History recently announced the 2005
History Teacher of the Year Award to Rosanne Lichatin, a
U.S. history teacher at West Morris Central High School in
Chester, New Jersey. Mrs. Lichatin’s 30-year
career in education includes experience in both elementary
and secondary levels of instruction. She currently teaches
a Pre-Advanced Placement U.S. History I class as well as U.S.
History II, and is actively involved in the International Baccalaureate
Program as a mentor for students doing research in the area
of history. Mrs. Lichatin is a member of the National Council
for History Education and the Organization of American Historians.
In addition, she is a co-advisor of the National History Club,
which was launched in 2003 at West Morris Central High School.
Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States, presented Mrs.
Lichatin with her award at a ceremony in New York City on October
in 2004 by Preserve America, the History Teacher of the Year
Award is designed to promote, celebrate, encourage and honor
the teaching of U.S. history in America’s classrooms.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute was selected by Preserve America
and the White House to coordinate and present this annual award,
which honors one outstanding K-12 teacher of American history
from each state and U.S. territory.
History teachers at every level, from elementary through high
school, are eligible for nomination, and each state winner
is a finalist for the national award.#