Hart teacher named 'Behring Teacher Ambassador'

One of 24 teachers selected for award

A Hart Middle School teacher has been named a 2015-16 Behring Teacher Ambassador, announced by National History Day (NHD).

Anne Matarrese-Everton was selected for her outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing students' interest in history.

According to NHD officials, selected teachers must be past winners of the Behring Teacher Award in their affiliate program.

In 2011, Matarrese-Everton won the Behring Teacher Award for classroom excellence in NHD's junior division.

As a 2015-16 Behring Teacher Ambassador, Matarrese-Everton will work with students and teachers to help them better understand the theme, "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History," and to expand NHD programs in the California area.

In addition, Matarrese-Everton will be attending a training workshop where she will work with an NHD coordinator to develop a working plan to support NHD activities.

"The staff at National History Day firmly believe that quality teachers are the best educational tools students have," said NHD executive director Cathy Gorn. "The teachers selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors understand the impact the NHD program has on their students. These teachers are a credit to their discipline and a driving force behind the success of NHD programs."

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3 people like this
Posted by Mom O2
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Feb 24, 2015 at 8:46 am

Congratulations to Ms. Matarrese-Everton on this award!

2 people like this
Posted by Ed
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Congratulations to a fine teacher!

4 people like this
Posted by parent
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

This is well deserved for a teacher who turned on a somewhat less than motivated student to design a well done project and even enter it into the school history day contest. A good grade, a great interview experience with folks who made him feel valued and a great sense of accomplishment were the results for a student who often prefers to scoot under the radar. Thank you!

2 people like this
Posted by colleague
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Feb 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Congratulations to a truly committed and deserving teacher, who always puts the students first.

2 people like this
Posted by Former Student
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Mrs. Everton truly deserved this award! I remember her as being devoted and caring to her job.

2 people like this
Posted by Lisa Kaelin
a resident of Valley Trails
on Mar 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Congratulations to an absolutely OUTSTANDING teacher!

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